McSpadden’s wife wrote in a statement on the Faith And Wisdom Church Facebook page that he had been fighting pancreatic cancer along with other complications and died on the morning of April 15.
“As most of you know Gary and I have been in Tulsa at the Cancer Treatment Center of America. Gary has been battling cancer along with other complications over the last several weeks,” his wife wrote in the statement.
“Due to extenuating circumstances with COVID-19, we are working on plans for a celebration of life at a later date. We will be communicating those plans as they develop.”
McSpadden was a former member of The Oak Ridge Boys, The Imperials, The Gaither Trio, and Gaither Vocal Band, with musical roots in quartet music and southern gospel.
The Texas singer was inducted three times into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame, in 1998, 1999, and 2000.