Black Gospel Radio announced the death of the Brooklyn-born singer before it was confirmed by his friends.
After his sudden death on Friday, the cause of his death is still not known.
Keith, a singer-songwriter, rose to fame after the release of Through the Storm, his first gospel album.
Due to his extraordinary vocal skills, the dad of two was nicknamed “Wonderboy” when he was just five years old.
Before launching his solo career, he had performed with his uncles and father as part of The Spiritual Voices.
Ted Winn, a friend and fellow artist shared a touching tribute to Ted Winn in an Instagram photo.
He wrote, “I’m shocked & disbelief!” @keithwonderboyjohnson was an incredibly talented artist who always had a smile!
“My deepest sympathies to his family, friends and peers, as well as all those who love him. #keithwonderboyjohnson.”
Titus Showers, a gospel singer, said that the world had “lost an legend” during a discussion about their close relationship.
He wrote, “Myself and my brother spent quality times over zoom during the pandemic ministry and encouragement one another.”
“What a blessing to spend that time together learning more about one another.
“We lost a legend in #keithwonderboyjohnson! It was so wonderful to have met him personally, and I was able give him flowers before his passing.
“Heaven has gained the glorious sounds of the great @keithwonderboyjohnson!
“Prayers for his family, the music industry, and all of his fans!” #IJustwannaberight.”
Keith has released 14 solo albums over the years. Eleven of these earned a spot in the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.
Other works by him also made it to Independent Albums or Heat.
During his distinguished career, the 50-year old also received six Stellar Awards and was nominated for two Dove Awards.
Keith has left behind Elyse, and Brianna, his children.