Daryl Coley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 Aug, 2019
Facts of Daryl Coley
Date of Birth: 1955 , October-30
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Daryl Coley
Birth Name Daryl Lynn Coley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Berkeley, California
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Singer
Married to Jenelle Coley
Children 1
Siblings 2
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Daryl Coley is a late American Christian singer who was best known as was a member of the ensemble "Helen Stephens and the Voices of Christ". He performed with Edwin Hawkins in the Edwin Hawkins Singers. He had died of diabetes on March 15, 2016.

Childhood, Family & Education

Daryl Coley was born on October 30, 1955, in Berkeley, California, the United States of America. His parents parted ways when he was five years old.

His was raised along with his two siblings by his mother in a solid Christian home. He used to sing in the Oakland Children's Chorus, in California. He learned to play clarinet and piano during his childhood.

He had attended Castlemont High School and he was a top student in his school and college. He is of American nationality and has white ethnicity.

Music Career

Daryl Coley started his music career by performing with Edwin Hawkins in the Edwin Hawkins Singers in 1977. The musician played keyboards for The Hawkins Family until he left the group in 1983 to collaborate with James Cleveland.

Later, he worked as a musical director for Tramaine Hawkins after she launched her solo career. He had worked with popular music artists such as Sylvester and Pete Escovedo.

He later collaborated with jazz artists like Rodney Franklin and Nancy Wilson, and pop artists like Wind & Fire and Philip Bailey of Earth.

He had also provided the singing voice of Bleeding Gums Murphy in an episode of The Simpsons, "Dancin' Homer".

Daryl released his solo debut album Just Daryl in 1986 on First Epistle/Plumline Records. It was nominated for a Grammy Award. The album was later re-released in 2006.

Later 1990, he released He's Right On Time: Live From Los Angeles with Sparrow Records, and it had reached the #3 spot on the gospel charts. He then released When The Music Stops in 1992 which reached #1 on the gospel charts.

Net Worth & Earnings

Daryl Coley was a very successful music artist and before his death, he was earning a lot of moeny from his music career. He reportedly used to get $51 per hour for performing on stage.

Both the exact salary and net worth of that time of the late musician are not available but some sources have assumed that his net worth was in millions.

Personal Life: Married to Wife Jenelle Coley

Daryl Coley was a married man. He had been married to his loving wife Jenelle Coley. The exact wedding date of the couple is not available but according to some online sources, Coley and Jenelle had tied the knot in an intimated wedding ceremony in 1980s.

Unfortunately, Jenelle lost her husband after he passed away in 2016. The pair shared a son Te'Ceion Coley together.

Death: Diagnosed with Diabetes

In 1991, Daryl Coley fell sick and was experiencing flu-like symptoms. So, he visited his doctor and found that he was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes. The diseases had caused him temporary blindness.

After struggling from diabetes, Coley died on March 15, 2016. His son Te'Ceion Coley had shared an Instagram post to confirm the death of his father. 

He was 60 Years Old.