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JD Sumner's Death

Born (Birthday) November 19, 1924

Death Date November 16, 1998

Age of Death 73 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Gospel Singer

The gospel singer JD Sumner died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Remembered for his extremely deep bass voice, Sumner rose to fame as a member of the Grammy-winning Southern gospel groups The Blackwood Brothers and the Stamps Quartet and went on to become a backup vocalist for “King of Rock and Roll”¬†Elvis Presley.

Born and raised in Lakeland, Florida, he died in his early seventies in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

J.D. Sumner died at age 73. Sumner, who was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1983, died November 16, 1998, of a heart attack in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where he had gone to perform with the Stamps.