According to Troy Sneed’s publicist, Bill Carpenter, the singer passed away on Monday morning, April 27th 2020 at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida due to complications from coronavirus, at age 52.
Sneed released seven albums and had several hit songs within the gospel realm including “Work It Out” and “My Heart Says Yes,” which both peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s gospel chart. He’s also known for the upbeat “Hallelujah”. The singer and his wife, Emily, started their own record label, Emtro, which is a blend of their first names. Their label became a success with a roster of artists from Alvin Darling & Celebration and Rev. Rudolph McKissick.
He appeared with the choir in 1996 movie“The Preacher’s Wife,” starring Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington.As gathered, Sneed has earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For Christ’s 1999 album “Higher”.
His death was also confirmed by his friend/radio personality KD Bowe
He said“I don’t know how to make sense of this. I’m not ok, man. Covid19 sucks. Will y’all please pray for Emily & the kids? Please? RIH, King. Or walk around it … all day. #RIPTroySneed”
Troy Sneed is survived by his wife, Emily, and four children, Troy Jr., Evany, Trey and Tyler.