The Associated Press reports that entertainer Fred Travalena died yesterday in Los Angeles. He was 66. Travalena suffered from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma that first surfaced in 2002. The cancer resurfaced in 2008. Travalena is survived by his wife of 39 years, Lois; sons Fred IV and Cory; daughter-in-law, Kelly; and a granddaughter.Travalena was best known for his celebrity impressions, which earned him the nicknames “Mr. Everybody” and “The Man of a Thousand Faces.” His extensive resume included television shows and headlining shows in Las Vegas, Reno and Atlantic City; he was a regular on the late night talk show circuit. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005.Travalena was also a devout Christian who was dedicated to pro-life causes. According to Associated Content, he sponsored the website, designed to “to help give a voice to the unborn and to help you contact the Supreme Court and ask them to re-examine the Roe v. Wade decision.” He also penned the song “One Little Hand” (you can hear the song on the BabiesAreImportant website):One Little Handby Fred Travalena One Little HandReaching out for lifeSomewhere between God’s safetyAnd the strifeOne tiny little child Struggling to be freeWondering what God’s planFor this child’s life will beEach little lifeA gift from God on highPlease hear their silent crySomeoneAll through the agesGod sends the childOn that first Christmas mornGod’s blessed son was bornIn BethlehemOne Little HandLeads us toThe Promised Land Salvation of the world beganWith One Little HandFuneral arrangements have not been announced. To learn more about Fred Travalena, visit his website.Click here to subscribe to Gospel Soundcheck by email and have the Gospel Soundcheck headlines delivered daily to your email inbox. And don’t forget to follow me on Twitter!

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