February 6

Country Music Icon Toby Keith Dies At 62 After Bout With Stomach Cancer

Country music singer Toby Keith, known for his hits like “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” and “Beer for My Horses,” died on February 5. He was 62. 

A short statement posted on his official website and on X, formerly called Twitter, said that Keith passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. It also added how he fought with grace and courage before asking for privacy for his family during this time. 

Toby Keith Cause of Death

Toby Keith revealed in June 2022 that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the autumn of 2021 and had been receiving chemotherapy, radiation treatment, and surgery. A month later, he spoke with E! News in an exclusive interview at the People’s Choice Country Awards, where he was set to receive the Country Icon Award, about the rollercoaster experience after receiving the news. 

He said there were good days, and it was “up and down, up and gown.” He continued, “It’s always zero to 60 and 60 to zero, but I feel good today.” Before this, he also reportedly told The Oklamohan that his tumor had shrunk by a third of its size. 

Despite his illness, the country star continued recording and performing – even appearing in Las Vegas for three sold-out nights in December. He was noticeably thin but was ready to show the audience some good fun. He sang many of his chart-toppers as well as his Top 10 hits. After that, he hopped on to Instagram to share it. And in the caption, he said how it was a damn good way to end the year. 

Our deepest sympathies go out to Toby Keith’s family and friends during this difficult time. May they find comfort in cherished memories and the outpouring of love and support from fans worldwide.


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