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Christian Rock Icon Mylon LeFevre Dead; John Cooper Shares How He Was a ‘Great Friend’ and ‘Mentor’

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(L) Mylon LeFevre (R) John Cooper. Photo courtesy of John Cooper

Christian rock icon Mylon LeFevre, best known for his work with his band Mylon and Broken Heart, died Friday, Sept. 8, at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer.

LeFevre recorded over 20 albums and won both a Grammy Award and a Dove Award for his 1987 album, titled “Crack the Sky,” with his band Mylon and Broken Heart.

Much like his father Urias, his mother Eva Mae, and his uncle Alphus, all of whom were part of the southern gospel singing group The LeFevres, LeFevre was inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2005.

LeFevre’s last album, “Bow Down,” was released in 2003 and was produced by his son-in-law and former Newsboys lead singer Peter Furler.

LeFevre’s wife, Christi, posted 1 Timothy‬ ‭6‬:‭12 on social media the day after her husband’s death: “Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” She went on to write, “My precious, strong and courageous husband laid hold of eternal life last night.”

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“When we discussed heaven through the years, Mylon was most excited about receiving the soul winner’s crown,” Christi added. “With his contemporary Christian rock band, Mylon and Broken Heart, he had the privilege of leading over 250,000 youth to Jesus. He cherished all the years of music ministry and the countless lives touched through his songs but his greatest joy was teaching the Word of God, especially through our broadcast, On the Road to Freedom.”

Over the years, LeFevre traveled the nation preaching at churches and could often been seen on networks such as TBN, Victory Channel, and Daystar.

Christi continued, “Throughout the last years of this intense non-stop battle, never once did I hear him falter in his good confession of faith. In every broadcast and church service, many witnesses can attest to his bold declaration: JESUS IS MY HEALER.”

“Until his very last breath he fought the good fight of faith. He finished his race. He kept the faith,” she wrote, adding that she knows he is hearing, “Well done good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.”

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Concluding her post, Christi told her husband, “My love, you are finally enjoying in this moment what you affectionately referred to as ‘the first day of forever.’ It has been my highest honor and privilege for God to trust me with you these past 25 years.”