Legendary South African Gospel Singer, Lionel Peterson Leaves Behind A Musical Legacy

Posted on July 19, 2022

Legendary South African gospel singer and preacher, Lionel Peterson has passed on to glory at 74, after battling with long-term health issues leaving behind a musical legacy.


The gospel singer passed on to glory on Thursday 14th July, 2022.


It had been reported that “Peace(Jehovah Knows)” crooner had health issues in 2017, and that he needs assistance. This was after the post made by Producer, Wilson Joel  aka, Music Magnate.


The late gospel singer, also served as a pastor at Rhema Church. He was popularly known for his Folk gospel music.


He became a pastor while performing Gospel music at the church due to his commitment to his religion and music. His first single “Come Back Liza” received an award in South Africa.

Lionel Peterson was previously in a band named Thunderballs and later joined a unique group, named The Miracles, in 1969. He also joined a Soweto group as he later joined the Rhema Church, where he recorded many of his songs and album.

Lionel has stopped performing since 2016, when his health deteriorated.

Although the cause of death has not been revealed by his family or friends, As Lionel Peterson dies, he leaves behind a musical legacy that will be remembered for years to come.

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