It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of country music legend Toby Keith at the age of 62.
A statement has been published on his website, confirming this heartbreaking loss.
He had mentioned being diagnosed with stomach cancer, describing it as a challenging battle.
The statement mentioned that he handled his battle with grace and dignity.
Throughout his extensive career spanning over three decades, he delighted fans with chart-topping songs like Who’s Your Daddy and Made in America. He is survived by his wife, Tricia Lucus, and three children.
Keith mentioned that he had been undergoing various medical treatments for his illness. He expressed a sense of acceptance regarding the outcome of his illness.
Originally from Oklahoma, he had experience in the oil fields and even dabbled in semi-professional American Football before finding his true calling as a musician in the 1990s.
His debut single Should’ve Been a Cowboy, released in 1993, soared to the top of the charts. The song celebrates the cowboy lifestyle by mentioning iconic singing cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers.
Subsequent albums in the artist’s discography encompassed Blue Moon, Pull My Chain, and Unleashed.
Keith’s songs often touched on patriotic themes, particularly with the release of Courtesy of the Red White and Blue (The Angry American) shortly after the 9/11 attacks. This song received criticism for its lyrics, which some viewed as chauvinistic.