Cruise Ship Pianist Dies On Stage
Holland America - February 22, 2006
Anthony Burger, 44, from Brentwood, Tennessee, was was a contracted gospel pianist performing aboard Holland America Line's Noordam in the Caribbean.
His latest album was nominated for a 2006 Gospel Music Association Award.
He studied classical music at the Cadek Conservatory of Music in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
He recorded nearly two dozen albums with the gospel group, The Kingsmen.
Singing News Magazine's #1 musician for 10 years in a row (1980-1989).
He collapsed on stage during a concert.
Update June 4, 2008
A Cruise Bruise visitor has passed along the following details:
"According to eyewitnesses, Burger was accompanying Bill & Gloria Gaither and Guy Penrod on the song "Hear My Song, Lord" (several have said it was "We Shall Behold Him", but the latter song has been confirmed."