Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed dies from complications from coronavirus at 52

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LOS ANGELES – Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed has died of coronavirus. He was 52 years old.


a man in a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed died on April 27 of complications from the coronavirus. He was 52 years old. Publicist Bill Carpenter says the singer died early in a Jacksonville, Florida hospital.


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Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed died on April 27 of complications from the coronavirus. He was 52 years old. Publicist Bill Carpenter says the singer died early in a Jacksonville, Florida hospital.


Sneed reporter Bill Carpenter said the singer died on Monday morning at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Sneed received a Grammy nomination for his work on the 1999 Youth For Christ album, “Higher”.

Sneed traveled across the United States early in his career to sing gospel with the Georgia Mass Choir. He arranged music on their albums and appeared with the choir in 1996 in the film “The Preacher’s Wife”, with Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.

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Sneed helped form Youth For Christ, which was made up of members aged 12 to 18 from the Georgia Mass Choir. He was producer of Youth For Christ’s The Struggle Is Over, which rose to the top of Billboard’s gospel song list in 2006.

As a solo artist, Sneed has released seven albums and had several successful gospel songs, including “Work It Out” and “My Heart Says Yes”, both of which reached # 2 on Billboard’s gospel painting. He is also known for his “Hallelujah” optimism.

Sneed and his wife, Emily, have launched their own label, Emtro, which is a mixture of their first names. Their label became a success with a list of artists from Alvin Darling & Celebration and the Reverend Rudolph McKissick.

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