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On Sunday, renowned preacher Dr. Myles Munroe, his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ann Munroe and seven others died in a plane crash on approach to the island of Grand Bahama.

According to initial reports, Dr. Munroe’s plane clipped a crane and exploded in mid-air. Munroe and his wife are survived by their son Chario Munroe. At the time of this broadcast it was unclear if Monroe’s daughter, Charisa, was a passenger on the plane. There were also reports stating that Ambassador Andrew Young was supposed to be traveling with Monroe but he was not on the plane.

Dr. Munroe rose to prominence through his motivational sermons, multiple best-selling books and his church Bahamas Praise Ministries International. He was traveling from Nassau to Freeport, Grand Bahama for the Global Leadership Summit which he helped to organize. Organizers of the summit have said the conference will go on because “it is what Dr. Monroe would have wanted.

Stay tuned to NewsOne Now and  for the latest developments as authorities investigate the fatal air disaster.

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