Visitation held for Detroit's Angelo Henderson

51-year-old journalist and activist-minister died of natural causes

DETROIT - A steady stream of family and friends paid their respects Saturday at one of the visitation for Detroit-area journalist and activist-minister Angelo Henderson.

The 51-year-old died last Saturday of natural causes.

Henderson's death brought a premature ending to a career that made him one of Detroit's most well-known radio hosts.

Henderson was a host on radio station WCHB. While at The Wall Street Journal, he won a 1999 Pulitzer Prize for a portrait of a Detroit pharmacist driven to violence by encounters with armed robbers.

Many left with teary eyes and heavy hearts Saturday as the community came together to celebrate Henderson's life -- a life spent doing selfless work in the community.

Video:Uncut interview with Mildred Gaddis on Angelo Henderson

Henderson also co-founded Detroit 300, a crime-fighting organization whose members were residents, civic groups and businesses. He also was an ordained minister.

Read: Editorial from Detroit Police Chief James Craig on Angelo Henderson

He is survived by his wife and son.

Saturday was the first of two public viewings.

Public viewing:

Swanson Funeral Home

14751 W. McNicols Road

Detroit, MI, 48235

Saturday, Feb. 22, Noon to 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 23, Noon to 8 p.m.


Greater Grace Temple

23500 W. 7 Mile Road

Detroit, MI, 48219

Monday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.

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