Robert "Sugar" Hightower of the Supreme Angels died yesterday at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Hightower was 61 years old and had been battling cancer. Hightower was a longtime member of the Supreme Angels, dating back to their early days with Nashboro Records. Arrangements are pending at E.M. Matthews Funeral Home, 401 N. William Street. Goldsboro, North Carolina 27530. Ph: 919-735-2775 Fax: 919-735-2773. Information about services will be posted as it becomes available.
Obituary from the Goldsboro News-Argus
Black Gospel Music Collector's Forum announcement of Hightower's death
Announcement of Hightower's death by The Black Gospel Blog
You can see "Sugar" Hightower in action in the video clip below at 0:30 on the guitar.