Singer-songwriter Walter Hawkins (third from left) was also the pastor at Love Center church in Oakland, Calif. He's seen here performing at the White House in 2008. Mandel Ngan/AFP hide caption

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Gospel Music Heavyweight Walter Hawkins Dead At 61

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