Keith Wonderboy Johnson, a gospel singer known for songs such as “Let Go and Let God” and “Hide Behind the Mountain”, passed away unexpectedly on September 30, 2022, at the age of 50. His death shocked and saddened the gospel music community, as well as his fans and family. But what was the cause of his death? Here is what we know so far.
Conflicting Reports on the Circumstances of His Death
According to the statement released by his label, Black Smoke Music Worldwide, Johnson was found dead in his Atlanta, GA home on the morning of September 30.These sources did not provide any evidence or official confirmation for their claims, and it is unclear where and when the alleged car accident occurred.
As of now, there is no official word on the cause of Johnson’s death, and the results of the autopsy have not been made public. It is possible that the car accident rumors are false, or that they are based on some confusion or misinformation.
A Stellar Career in Gospel Music
Johnson began his musical career as a child, singing with his father and uncles in the gospel group The Spiritual Voices. He earned his nickname and stage name, “Wonderboy”, because of his powerful and impressive voice. He launched his solo career in 1998, and had several hits on the gospel charts, such as “Let Go and Let God”, “Be Right”, and “12 Days of Christmas”.
Johnson was also known for his charismatic and humorous personality, and his passion for gospel music. He was the first major artist signed by Black Smoke Music Worldwide, and he helped pave the way for many other gospel artists.
Tributes and Condolences from the Gospel Community
Johnson’s death was met with an outpouring of tributes and condolences from his fellow gospel artists, radio personalities, fans, and friends. Many of them expressed their shock and sorrow, and praised Johnson for his talent, his legacy, and his love for God. Some of them also shared their personal memories and experiences with Johnson, and how he influenced and inspired them.
Some of the gospel artists who paid tribute to Johnson include Kurt Carr, James Fortune, Rob Milton, Brandon J, and Meta Washington.
Johnson is survived by his wife and two children, as well as his extended family and friends. He will be dearly missed by the gospel music community, and his music will live on in the hearts of his fans. We hope that his family and loved ones will find peace and comfort in this difficult time.