Last Updated:

Troy Sneed, Grammy-nominated Gospel Singer Passes Away Due To COVID-19

Troy Sneed dies due to coronavirus. He was a grammy-nominated gospel singer. COVID-19 has affected more than 3 million people around the world with 211k deaths

Troy Sneed

Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic is affecting people all around the world. Several countries are under lockdown to curb the further spread of the virus. Many have lost their lives to the virus. American gospel musician, Troy Sneed passed away due to coronavirus. Read to know more.

Also Read | Riz Ahmed Reveals He Lost Two Family Members To Coronavirus

Troy Sneed dies due to COVID-19

Bill Carpenter, Troy Sneed’s publicist, said that the artist died early Monday at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, where he resides with his wife and children. The singer received a Grammy nomination in 1999 for his work on Youth for Christ album, Higher. Sneed was 52-years-old.


A post shared by Kurt Carr (@thekurtcarr) on

Also Read | American Singer Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million To Support A COVID-19 Research Group

In his early career, Troy Sneed travelled throughout the United States to sing the gospel with the Georgie Mass Choir. The music on their albums was arranged by him and he was seen with the choir in 1996 film The Preacher’s Wife starring Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston. As per reports, Sneed helped form Youth For Christ, which consisted of members between 12 and 18 years of age from Georgia Mass Choir. He served as a producer on The Struggle Is Over from Youth For Christ. It reached the number one spot on Billboard’s gospel songs chart in 2006.


A post shared by Emtro Gospel/TRecords (@troysneed) on

Also Read | Idris Elba Launches UN Coronavirus Fund For Poor Farmers After Recovering From COVID-19

Troy Sneed released seven albums as a solo artist. They are Call Jesus (199), Bless That Wonderful Name! (2001), A State of Worship (2005), In His Presence (2006), In Due Season (2009), My Heart Says Yes (2011) and All Is Well (2012). It had several hit tracks within the gospel community such as Work It Out and My Heart Says Yes, both peaked at number 2 on Billboard’s gospel chart. Sneed is also known for the upbeat, Hallelujah.


A post shared by Emtro Gospel/TRecords (@troysneed) on

Also Read | Tye Tribbett Sends Positive Vibes With Song Amid Coronavirus

Troy Sneed and his wife, Emily, began their own record label Emtro Gospel in around 2005. The label name is a blend of the husband and wife’s first names. Their record label became a successful venture with several artists. From Alvin Darling & Celebration and Rev. Rudolph McKissick.



Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment.

First Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water