Country music artist Toby Keith passed away at age 62 from cancer

Toby Keith, a country music icon, passed away early on Tuesday, February 6, according to official sources, capping an incredible career.

In the company of his loved ones, Keith, 62, ended his fight with stomach cancer on Monday night. He is best known for songs like “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.”

Toby Keith pictured in 2014. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty.

The celebrity just made his cancer diagnosis public eighteen months ago, when the news broke.

Among the most well-known names in country music was definitely Toby Keith. The multi-platinum selling singer had a very successful personal life in addition to his career, but things eventually became depressing.

Beloved Toby Keith told followers he wasn’t feeling well in the middle of 2022. He wrote a statement on his Instagram and Twitter accounts to let his supporters know what was going on with him.

Toby Keith and his wife, Trisha Lucas, at the 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards. Credit: Tammie Arroyo / Variety / Getty

“I was told I had stomach cancer last autumn. For the past six months, I’ve had radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery. Everything is going OK so far. The singer wrote, “I need time to recoup, breathe, and relax.

The country musician did not allow his illness to break his spirits. He promised to visit his fans again soon as he concluded his note. “I am excited to be with my family during this time. However, I’ll see the fans as soon as possible. I’m very excited,” he wrote and signed his initials.

Keith had always been an outspoken supporter of cancer research, even before to receiving his own diagnosis. He founded the Toby Keith Foundation in 2006 to assist in providing free housing for kids with cancer.

In September of last year, during the People’s Choice Country Awards, Keith talked about his experience receiving therapy and called it a “roller coaster.” He also accepted the Country Icon Award.

But this week, Keith’s adventure came to an awful end.

The star’s official X account released a statement that said, “Toby Keith passed away peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family.” He battled bravery and grace in his fight. Please be mindful of his family’s privacy at this time.

Undoubtedly, Toby Keith’s passing is having an impact on both his passionate fan base and the music industry. But those who loved and cared about him will always be motivated by his legacy as a country music pioneer and his fortitude in the face of hardship.

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