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Local Grammy-Nominated Singer Troy Sneed Dies From COVID-19 Complications

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The Florida Times-Union
Troy Sneed has died at the age 52. Here the gospel singer and producer is pictured at his home in 2013.

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Troy Sneed of Fleming Island has died of complications from the coronavirus. 

Sneed’s publicist Bill Carpenter said the singer died at a Jacksonville hospital early Monday.

Early in his career, Mr. Sneed traveled nationwide to sing gospel music with the Georgia Mass Choir and from that ensemble, helped form the Youth For Christ music group.

He earned a Grammy nomination for his work on their  1999 album called “Higher.”

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Mr. Sneed released albums as a solo artist with hit songs including “My Heart Says Yes.” He was 52.

Michelle Corum can be reached at mcorum@wjct.org, 904-358-6308 or on Twitter at @MCorumonME.