Country singer Toby Keith, 62, died on Monday, February 5, from stomach cancer. The “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” musician was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his death, noted a statement shared by his family via X. The statement further noted that Keith passed away peacefully and that “he fought his fight with grace and courage.”
The “As Good As I Once Was” star was diagnosed with stomach cancer back in 2021. He revealed the news to his fans via an Instagram post, adding that he had spent the last six months going through treatment which included chemo, radiation, and surgery.
Keith, who shares three children with his wife, Tricia Lucas, opened up about his health in an interview with News 9 earlier this year. “Cancer is a roller coaster, so it’s like, you just sit here and wait on it to go away, and it may not ever go away,” shared the Oklahoma-born singer/songwriter who released his debut album in 1993 and has sold over 40 million records in his lifetime. “If it goes into remission, it will still be in the back of your mind.”
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