Beloved Singer-Songwriter Turned Pastor 'Died Suddenly,' Cause of Death Unknown

March 13, 2019Mar 13, 2019

The devastating news was reported on Wednesday morning that John Kilzer, a singer/songwriter-turned-minister has passed away. Kilzer passed away on Tuesday, according to St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis.

According to the New York Times, Kilzer’s cause of death has not yet been disclosed. However, according to the church where he served as an associate pastor, it was a “sudden death” situation.

Kilzer’s music career lasted for over 30 years. During that time, he reportedly recorded two albums with the Geffen label, including “Memory in the Making” and “Busman’s Holiday.” His songs were recorded by Roseanne Cash, Trace Adkins, and Maria Muldaur.

Though Kilzer was finding an increasing amount of fame and fortune throughout the span of his music career, his personal life was taking a turn for the worst. He reportedly had drug problems.

Thankfully, the musician was able to complete a full drug recovery program. Following that, he turned his life around and stepped into a new role. He became a pastor.

Kilzer was loved by all who knew him. Several people have taken to social media to share their condolences following the news of his death. Below are some of the tributes:

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