Pianist Dies On Stage

Gospel pianist Anthony Burger died of an apparent heart attack while performing aboard a cruise ship February 22nd.

A spokesman said Burger was doing what he loved best, playing the piano, before he collapsed. The 44-year-old was on the Bill Gaither Homecoming cruise outside of Miami.

Burger’s album A Tribute to Bill and Gloria Gaither was nominated this year for the Gospel Music Association’s Dove award in the instrumental album category.