Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Ricky Dillard Loses Atlanta Home

When word hit the media and blogs about the recent tragedy regarding gospel singer Ricky Dillard's six bedroom home located in DeKalb County, Georgia, disbelief were the first reactions to the breaking news. But serious confirmations were made from WSBTV-2 in Atlanta and the Associated Press - and that ended all doubt. Luckily, no one was injured and was in the house during the fire outbreak. Sources state the fire was a complete disaster - destroying the entire home along with awards and old footage of his choir's performances. There still is no confirmation on how the fire got started. Usually in instances like this the fire department investigates the reasons of the fire - but those have not been disclosed yet. Ricky Dillard, at the time, had just finished a live recording session for an upcoming album release on the Alliant music label in Toronto, Canada. According to the AP news release, Dillard had no plans of returning to Atlanta until February 2007 but will have to come back earlier to access the damage from the fire.
Our prayers remain with Dillard in this painful and heartbreaking situation.

Singer's Home Is A Total Loss (
No Injuries, But Fire Destroys Georgia Home (Yahoo Canada)


Marcellus said...

There was a benefit concert held in his honored which ended in Tye Tribbett preaching "RESTORATION."

Anonymous said...

hi ricky I am very sorry to hear of your loss I will continue to keep you in my prayers your friend and one of your former members of new G. GOD BLESS YOU carrie harris take care god loves you and so do I.