Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sophia Gokey Is Wife of Danny Gokey (Photos)

Sophia Gokey Is Wife of Danny Gokey (Photos)

Sophia Gokey is the wife of Danny Gokey that was made famous and controversial in American Idol Season 8 for auditioning 4 weeks after his wife’s death.Danny Gokey is competing in American Idol season 8. His wife Sophie Gorkey died a month before his audition. Let us get to know more about Sophia Gokey and why she is much loved. Well, Sophia Gokey is the great inspiration behind Danny Gokey and Sophia’s Heart Foundation.

Sophia Linnette Gokey was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Aug. 16, 1980 and lived in there throughout her life. Her birth name was Sophia Linnette Martinez and she was the daughter of Juan and Ana Martinez. Her surviving siblings are Lissette (Cory) Quantance, Damaris Martinez and Margarita (Ivan) Santiago.

Daniel Gorkey is from Milwaukee where he is a music teacher and choir leader for Faith Builders International Ministries. His wife, Sophie, had encouraged him to audition for American Idol. How did Danny Gokey’s wife die? Tragically, at age 27 Sophie Gokey died duriing surgery in July 2008. She had a congenital heart condition.Both his musical talent and his moving life story have made Danny Gokey an American Idol favorite. He delivered an emotionally powerful rendition of Mariah Carey’s signature hit “Hero” in the February 17, 2009 semi-finalists telecast.


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