Carman Licciardello has sadly passed away. The singer passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital. Here’s a look at who he was and the tributes on Twitter after his death.
The cause of his death is said to be “complications resulting from surgery to repair a hiatal hernia.” He was 65 at the time of death. Over the years, Carman had managed to leave his mark on people. The news of his death came as a shock to many. People were quick to flood Twitter with tributes for the late singer.
Who was Carman Licciardello?
Carman managed to leave a mark on people with his music. He was often known as the “enigma in Christian music.” People were quick to fall in love with his personality. He was also known for having the largest Christian concert ever in Dallas, Texas.
The singer had found his love for music while he was young. At the age of five, Carman learned to play the drums. He then learned guitar at the age of 15, and by the time he was 16, Carman was already singing. Carman went on to study acting at the Abbey Playhouse in Philadelphia.
Carman ventured into the music industry in 1982. After finding success in the industry, he went on to set up two organizations: Carman Ministries and Carman World Outreach. He has also appeared in movies and written scripts for television.
Tributes flood Twitter for Carman
As soon as the news of Carman’s death was confirmed, people took it to social media to express their thoughts. “One of the all-time greats, not just as an entertainer, but as a person. This man has left an indelible mark on millions of people all around the world. My childhood was impacted by Carman. My heart breaks, but he’s with his Savior. Rest In Peace, friend,” wrote one user.
Another added, “I am sad to hear about the passing of Christian singer Carman. He was a true warrior for Christ, and he really was revolutionary in his field. He had far more guts than even a lot of pastors today. In my heart, I want to reach people like he did. He had such a profound impact.”
“I loved Carman’s concerts when I was in middle school. He was an amazing gospel musical storyteller with a fresh sound,” wrote another.