On early Tuesday (February 6), official sources announced the passing of country music legend Toby Keith, marking the end of a remarkable career.
Keith, known for hits like ‘Should’ve Been a Cowboy‘, lost his battle with stomach cancer at the age of 62, surrounded by his loved ones on Monday night.
The news comes just 18 months after the star publicly revealed he’d been diagnosed with cancer.
At the People’s Choice Country Awards last September, where he received the Country Icon Award, Keith shared insights into his treatment journey, describing it as a “roller coaster” experience.
However, Keith’s journey came to a tragic end this week.
A statement was posted to the star’s official X account that read: “Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”
The loss of Toby Keith is undoubtedly reverberating through the music industry and among his devoted fanbase. However, his legacy as a pioneer in country music and his resilient spirit in the face of adversity will continue to inspire those who loved and cared about him.
We are sending our condolences to Toby Keith’s family, friends, and fans at this difficult time.