GMF is sad to report the passing of George Dickens, Jr. The singer died after being shot Saturday afternoon (February 28) at his barbershop in Tarboro, NC, according to WITN News. He was 36 years old.
Dickens is known throughout and beyond North Carolina as a singer, songwriter, and producer. In addition to a string of popular recordings with his family group George Dickens and The Gospel Disciples (including “All I Need,” “Nobody But You,” and “Turnin’ Things Around”), he also penned and was featured on Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson’s hit song “I Made It” (from the album Just Being Me) which won Johnson a Stellar Award in 2007.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to Dickens’ family, friends, group members, and all who mourn his unexpected passing.
Services are entrusted to Hemby-Willoughby Funeral Mortuary, Inc., and arrangements have been announced: Obituary for George Lee Dickens, Jr.
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