Grammy-Nominated Gospel Singer Troy Sneed Dead of Coronavirus at 52

Seven of his solo albums, A State of Worship, In His Presence, In Due Season, My Heart Says Yes, All Is Well, Awesome God and Taking It Back, made the Top Gospel Albums Billboard chart, and two of his hit songs, “Work It Out” and “My Heart Says Yes,” peaked at No. 2 on the gospel chart.

Following his death, the gospel community mourned the loss of Sneed, who is survived by his wife Emily.

Gospel artist Kurt Carr posted a tribute to Sneed on his Twitter page Monday.

“The Gospel community has lost a superb talent in Troy Sneed,” Carr wrote. “Keep his wife, family, friends and everyone who was blessed by his music in prayer!”

Brian Carn, another artist, noted Sneed’s influence on his music career.

“What a mixer is to a microphone, and a microphone is to a voice, Troy Sneed was to my music career and so many others,” Carn posted on Instagram, alongside several photos of the pair onstage together. “Troy has been the mastermind, producer, and ink pen behind so many of the gospel community’s favorite and most popular songs.”

It's unclear if Sneed — whose family did not immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment — suffered from any pre-existing medical conditions prior to contracting the virus. People ages 65 and older are at a higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus, as are people with underlying medical conditions, including heart conditions, obesity, diabetes, liver disease and chronic kidney disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. All but 6 percent of patients who needed hospitalization had one pre-existing condition, and the majority — 88 percent — had two or more, according to a large study of thousands of patients in New York City that was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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