Grammy-nominated gospel singer, Tory Sneed has died from Coronavirus complications at the age of 52.
Sneed who earned a Grammy nomination for his work on the Youth For Christ’s 1999 album “Higher”, died early Monday April 27, at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.
The singer’s friend and radio personality, KD Bowe penned down a tribute to him on social media.
He wrote; “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.”
The gospel music star released his first album ‘Call Jesus’ in 1999, following it up with another six – while his last, All Is Well was released in 2012. Over his career as a solo artist, Sneed had several hit songs within the gospel realm including Work It Out and My Heart Says Yes, which both peaked at number two on Billboard’s gospel chart. He’s also known for the upbeat Hallelujah.
The deceased helped form Youth For Christ, which was comprised of members between the ages of 12 and 18 from the Georgia Mass Choir.
He served as a producer on Youth For Christ’s “The Struggle Is Over,” which landed at No. 1 on Billboard’s gospel songs chart in 2006.