According to Praise 106.1, Thomas was found dead in his hotel room over the weekend. To add to this misfortune, Clay’s cause of death is unknown at the moment.
When news first broke that Thomas Clay had died, it was shunned as a rumor. Understandably, there are tons of death rumors on a daily basis regarding celebrities.
To the Thomas’ family and friends’ dismay — as well as that of the gospel community — the rumors are, indeed, true.
Various industry friends have verified the death account as valid. One pastor, Jason Nelson, specifically confirmed everyone’s fears about Clay being dead. In a notable Facebook video, Pastor Nelson made the following statements.
“I just confirmed, just a few moments ago, that he has indeed passed away. I’m just finding out about it because I’m currently in London…
…It’s a very very sad death of who I know to be an extremely bright star…immense talent…loved God. And, he loved his child very, very much…
…We don’t know exactly what happened, but it is confirmed today that Thomas Clay has passed.”
Pastor Nelson says he was Clay’s spiritual mentor and pastor, so it’s hitting him just as hard as it’s affecting Thomas’ family and friends.