The country music world has lost another great. Toby Keith, the singer, songwriter, producer and actor best known for his hits “Red Solo Cup,” “Who’s Your Daddy?” and “Made in America”, died after a long battle with cancer. He was 62 years old.
News of Keith’s death was announced on your website and social media accounts, stating that he passed away “peacefully” on Monday night surrounded by his family.
“He fought his fight with grace and courage,” the statement read. “Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”
In 2022, Keith announced that he had been privately battling stomach cancer for months.
“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I spent the last six months receiving chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax,” he said “I should have been a cowboy.” “wrote the singer at the time.
Then in June 2023, Keith shared an update with The Oklahomansaying that he had been receiving chemotherapy and that things were looking good.
Keith had a celebrated career in country music with more than 60 of his songs reaching the country charts, including 20 no. 1 hits. He sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
Shortly after the news broke, country stars took to social media to pay their respects.
Zach Bryan wrote on
Radio DJ Bobby Bones wrote“It’s so sad to hear about Toby Keith’s passing. Wow, he was with us in the studio and seemed super positive. I had the honor of opening for him on tour, playing with him at festivals, and having him in the studio many times. Gathering notes and thoughts to talk about it this morning.”
Keith is survived by his wife of 39 years, Tricia Lucus, and their children Shelley, Krystal and Stelen.