Gospel Singer Troy Sneed Dead From Coronavirus Complications

Acclaimed gospel singer Troy Sneed has died, according to Billboard magazine.

Sneed, a Grammy-nominated singer, producer, and label executive died early Monday at a hospital in Jacksonville, FL due to coronavirus complication. He had a catalog of more than a half-dozen albums and 10 singles that hit the gospel charts during a 20-year career. He was just 52 years old.

Upon hearing about the news of Sneed’s death, music distribution company GoDigiPath released a statement that read, “With great regret, we at GoDigiPath, LLC are literally stunned, deeply and extremely saddened as we have lost a beloved colleague and dear friend.

“Words truly cannot express our sorrow regarding an innocent life taken WAY TOO SOON due to Covid19! Please pray for Emily (Sneed), the kids, ‎and the extended family/loved ones of our tragically departed brother, Troy Sneed… He is missed, beyond words as our hearts are broken well beyond all understanding!”

Sneed sang with the Georgia Mass Choir and appeared with the group in the 1996 film, The Preacher’s Wife, which starred Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington. Sneed had also earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth for Christ’s 1999 album, Higher.
Seven of Sneed’s albums hit Billboard‘s Top Gospel Albums chart, including A State of Worship, In His Presence, In Due Season, My Heart Says Yes, All Is Well, Awesome God, and Taking It Back.

He also had 10 of his singles appear on the Hot Gospel Songs chart, half of which were in the top 10 including “Hallelujah,” “Work It Out,” “My Heart Says Yes,” “Lay It Down” and “Kept by His Grace.”

The singer gained praise from fellow Gospel artists on social media.