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

Troy Sneed has died at 52 after a battle with COVID-19.
Troy Sneed has died at 52 after a battle with COVID-19.(Tim Dahn/AP)

Acclaimed gospel artist Troy Sneed has died following a battle with coronavirus.
He was 52.
Sneed died Monday morning at a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital from complications with COVID-19, his publicist said.
The singer released seven solo albums in his career.
Sneed also helped put together Youth For Christ — a group featuring singers aged 12 to 18 — and earned the lone Grammy nomination of his career in 1999 for his contributions to one of their albums, “Higher."
Another Youth For Christ album, “The Struggle Is Over,” was produced by Sneed and rose to the top spot of the Billboard gospel chart in 2006.

Sneed’s biggest hits as a solo artist include “My Heart Says Yes” and “Work It Out,” with both songs reaching the No. 2 spot on the gospel chart.

He appeared in the 1996 movie “The Preacher’s Wife” — which was headlined by Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston — as part of the choir.

Sneed is survived by his wife, Emily, and their four children, according to Jacksonville news station WJAX.

In addition to his singing career, Sneed played college football at Florida A&M University.

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