Tim Duncan suffers mini-stroke

Ernie Haase & Signature Sound bass singer Tim Duncan suffered a mini-stroke last week.

Got a call from Tim Duncan last week and he said he had a weird thing happen to him. (After we got back from that long flight from South Africa) Tim said he went fishing and all of the sudden, just sitting in the chair relaxing, His speech started to “slur” and it really scared him!

Long story short, Tim is fine and was cutting his grass yesterday but after three days in the hospital and every test the doctors “think” He may have had a Tia (Transient ischemic) Which probably brought on by the long flights and not moving around. They tell you to move your limbs and they are not joking!

Ernie Haase has more on the Signature Sound blog. (EDIT 8/6/11: Broken link removed).

Keep Tim and his family in your prayers.

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  1. Will be praying for Tim and his family. We should remember all the artists in their travels.

    • PRAYERS FOR TIM /AND FOR ALL GOSPEL GROUPS /INDIVIDUALS

  2. Tim had better pay heed to what happened and take care of himself. TIAs are nothing to ignore. I know from bitter experience the folly of treating them as “no big deal”. I will pray that he does just that.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Tim Duncan leaving EHSS. I’m also sorry to hear about his health issue. My prayers are with Tim, EHSS, and their families during this second transition in this group. I am glad, however, that Devon McGlammery seems to be working out real well. His voice sounded real good on the Cathedrals memorial project. Can’t wait until I get the money to get that one! I loved the Cathedrals!

  4. So sorry to hear that Tim Duncan is leaving Signature Sound, but more importantly, that he’s having health issues. Health must take priority!

    It’s especially sad because I feel the group has already lost so much when Ryan Seaton left. That foursome blended so much better than most groups. Good luck to them both!

  5. Hearts and prayers go out to Tim Duncan and his family. We have enjoyed watching and listening to Tim over the years. We hate to see him leave because of health issues. But God mast be saying tie to get some R & R. We will miss you that is for sure.

  6. Hey, everyone – this is a July 2009 story. The story about Tim Duncan leaving EHSS, though, is current.

  7. Tim is a wonderful singer and he will be greatly missed. Take care and may God bless you and your family. Love ya!

  8. Tim, I have been praying for you and hope that your health continues to improve. We really miss you with Signature Sound. I have tickets for April 1st and from what I’ve been hearing, the group doesn’t sound like they use to. I’m hoping I will enjoy the concert, but I honestly will miss you and Ryan. It’s not the same!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep in touch with your fans. We really miss you. Doris

  9. Tim, I have been praying for you and hope that your health continues to improve. We really miss you with Signature Sound. I have tickets for April 1st and from what I’ve been hearing, the group doesn’t sound like they use to. I’m hoping I will enjoy the concert, but I honestly will miss you and Ryan. It’s not the same!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep in touch with your fans. We really miss you. Doris

  10. Tim, I have been praying for you and hope that your health continues to improve. We really miss you with Signature Sound. I have tickets for April 1st and from what I’ve been hearing, the group doesn’t sound like they use to. I’m hoping I will enjoy the concert, but I honestly will miss you and Ryan. It’s not the same!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep in touch with your fans. We really miss you. Doris

  11. God bless you Tim and your family.
    Take care of yourself AND each other.
    You’ll be missed!!!!!!!

  12. Tim you will certainly be missed. I appreciate your talent and your dedication to excellence. You brought so much to Signature Sound. It was great to see you last July in Indiana. Fantastic concert. Take care of yourself. I will be praying for you and your family.

  13. Tim, shook your hand at Gaither Home coming concert, St. Charles, MO. You are one of the best bass singers I’ve heard. EHSS will not be the same without you and Ryan Seaton. Take care and get well

  14. Tim, I was saddened when it was announced you were leaving Signature Sound. May GOD be with you and your family. Take care of yourself, that is what is most important.
    Have tickets to see the group in Wichita on April 8th, it won’t be the same without you. I’m so glad that I got to meet you in Wichita at prior a show.

  15. I was very sad when I heard Ryan Seaton had left the group and even more sad to hear my favorite bass singer had to leave the group. May God bless Ryan and his family and also Tim Duncan and his family and I am not forgetting Ernie and Signature Sound. It just want be the same without them but I am sure the new guys will bless us with their music also.

  16. Tim you are greatly missed. Let us know how you are doing. God Bless you and your family.

  17. Tim, I wish you well in your life, and may God continue to lead, guide, and direct your future. I appreciate what you have given thru your singing, and your family allowing you to give of your talents. May good health return to you.

  18. I have so enjoyed all the concerts and cd”s especially hearing your mail voice. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself and that precious bass voice!

  19. sure will miss tim may God heal his body to sing again

  20. Hi Tim

    We missed you here with the tour Ernie had last weekend in South Africa. We believe God is taking you on new paths and higher grounds. We will keep you in our prayers. Never stop singing, you received a talent from God please use it, be blessed. We keep on praying for you and your family.

    Luvies Christel SOuth Africa

  21. Anyone know where Tim Duncan is recording the solo Cd. Its been a while since we heard he was working on one. We really miss him.

  22. I was so saddened to hear of Tim Duncan’s Mini Stroke, I was missing him. I am praying he will get all his strength back very soon.

  23. I just found out about your mini-stroke
    Tim, so sorry, lots of prayers for
    return to good health, love that bass
    voice of yours.

  24. Is this timduncan from chattanooga

  25. In my thinking, Ernie Haase, Ryan Seaton, Doug Anderson, and Tim Duncan, composed a part of my family. They were, and they molded as one entity…I loved all of them, as a group, and individually.It was easy to see that each was God-blessed, and God-endowed with a beautiful voice and a terrific, very appealing, personality…I am an old man, 82, and I was delighted to see them interact as a unit…very entertaining to say the least. When Ryan left, there was one vacant spot in the unit…Then Tim left and it felt like the earth was shaking…but for whatever each of them left, and my prayers each day, I pray that God will uphold them and bless them in their endeavors to serve him…In the meantime we still have Doug and Ernie, both greater than words can express…for them constant prayers for their wellbeing and continuing service to God, and our love go out to them…For the new members, only time will tell, how well you can be accepted…very simply stated, it is most difficult to lose “family” members, then “adopt” others…With my love, prayers, and best of all good wishes for your continued success in serving God, for all of you…The Old Man, Len

  26. EHSS will never be the same without TIM DUCAN

  27. I would just love to see all of them Ernie, Doug, Ryan, and Tim together one more time…Love them so much..they bring joy to me and my family’s life…love you guys..will never be the same without them all together..

  28. I am so sorry to hear about Tim. I Love to listen to him sing and watched Earnie Hass and Signiture Sound all the time but Tim made the group. I don’t watch them as much now, I like Devin but it is not the same with Tim gone. How is he doing and is he able to sing any. YOU ARE LOVED TIM DUNCAN.

  29. i didn’t know this had even happened and i’m so sorry to hard this,but,we serve a big God and he can help tim in his time of truble and God knows all about tim and knows his every care,thats what kind of God we know and love and serve.
    tim you will get better because of God’s blood thats covering you right now.so in Jesus name be healed and sing of Jesus once again.