Armond Morales, an original member of The Imperials / Classic Imperials, passed away on December 5, 2022. Morales was born on Thursday, February 25th, 1932. He owned and managed the Imperials through every transition, from the very beginning. Armond retired from Imperials five years ago.
Classic Imperials announced the death of its member, Armond Morales on its Facebook page and the message reads, "Today we mourn the loss of our beloved Armond Morales. He is walking on the streets of gold into the arms of Jesus on Monday, December 5th, 2022. He gets to hear the words, well done a good and faithful servant!" Says Bonnie, Armond's wife for 52 years."
"Even though Armond was no longer part of the public team, he was always available with his wonderful advice and encouragement. We all knew Armond's countless accolades. But, the accolade he was most committed to, was his family. Bonnie and Jason, We are here for you. We are loving you and pray for you. To our dear Armond... Life is such a short -dash-. Today you are standing in the Presence of The King. We will miss you until we join you once again for a great reunion."
Armond Morales was a founding member of The Imperials / Classic Imperials and served as president for 40 years. Throughout the group's long history, his smooth, rich tone helped to define its sound. During his time, Armond traveled to 21 different nations, recorded 42 projects, and won 17 Dove Awards and 4 Grammy Awards.
Armond's career in gospel music, which culminated in his induction into The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sets the stage for this historic organization by allowing millions of people to enjoy one of the country's most illustrious and renowned figures in Christian music.