Country Star Toby Keith Dies at 62 Surrounded by Family – Heartbreaking Details

Legendary country singer Toby Keith passed away recently. Many people who have heard the devastating news have expressed their sorrow and sent their condolences to his bereaved loved ones.

Mere hours ago, the public learned of the sad news that country star Toby Keith had died. The 62-year-old beloved musician passed yesterday, February 5. Toby’s fans have been left heartbroken by the news and took to social media to pay respects to the late artist. A statement detailing Toby’s demise was posted to his official Instagram account.

In the message, it was mentioned that Toby, who was battling stomach cancer, died “peacefully” and was “surrounded by his family.” The Instagram post also stated that “he fought his fight with grace and courage.”

Toby and Krystal Keith at the 38th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004. | Source: Getty Images

Upon seeing the post, one fan expressed, “We love you, Toby. I’m so devastated. Your music will l[i]ve on forever, legend ❤️.” Similarly, another wrote, “My heart is broken…Thank you for sharing yourself with the world 😢❤️.”

Another fan addressed the singer’s family: his wife, Tricia Lucus; his daughters, Krystal Keith, and Shelley Covel Rowland; and his son, Stelen Keith Covel. The fan commented, “Rest in peace, Toby. Sending prayers to his family. This is such sad news, but you were a blessing and fought it out until the end like the legend you are.” Someone else wrote, “God bless his family through this hard time 😢.”

Before the “Don’t Let The Old Man In” singer died, he briefly spoke to a media outlet about his cancer. He discussed how he felt good that day he was giving the interview but also disclosed, “It’s a little bit of a roller coaster. You get good days, and you know, you’re up and down […] It’s always zero to 60 and 60 to zero.”

Days before his passing, Toby shared two last videos on his social media page. In one, he reflected on the first song he wrote when he was 14 or 15. The other video showed Toby entertaining a vast crowd as he performed for them onstage.

With his death, Toby Keith leaves his incredible legacy in the hands of his grieving family, who have asked the public to respect their privacy during this significantly painful time.

Country star Toby Keith worried his fans when he announced that he was taking a break from music to deal with his stomach cancer diagnosis in June 2022. The singer said he was undergoing chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery and needed time to rest. Keith explained that he would use this time to get back on his feet and spend time with his family.

Toby Keith in California in 2003 | Source: Getty Images

However, he admitted that his body was strained.”It is pretty debilitating to have to go through all that, but as long as everything stays hunky-dory, then we will look at something good in the future,” he said. The “Red Solo Cup” singer shared a picture promoting children’s health on his Instagram, which concerned fans due to his appearance.

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