Toby Keith’s family released a statement announcing the news of his death after battling cancer.

Toby Keith Death Cancer

Toby Keith Death Cancer

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Country singer Toby Keith’s family announced the 62-year-old passed away on Monday following a battle with stomach cancer.

The statement posted on Instagram read in part, “He fought his fight with grace and courage…Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

Keith previously announced that he’d been diagnosed in the fall of 2021. The singer underwent “chemo, radiation and surgery,” and thanked his fans for their support.

Toby Keith Made in America Should’ve Been a Cowboy

Toby Keith Death Cancer

Image Credit: @tobykeith

Keith, who was a professional football player in the minor leagues before finding fame as a singer, is known for hit songs including “Made in America”, “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue”, “Red Solo Cup”, and his breakthrough single “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” The song became the most-played country song of the 1990s.

Keith was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2007.

Toby Keith Controversy

Throughout his career, Toby Keith had several controversies.

As per a related article, Keith and Natalie Maines of The Chicks publicly feuded over Keith’s post-9/11 single “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American).” Maines previously said the song was “ignorant” and made “country music sound ignorant. It targets an entire culture.”

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Keith’s death from cancer follows the announcement of other public figures’ diagnoses. Just days ago, King Charles III was diagnosed with cancer after undergoing prostate surgery. Sarah Ferguson, former sister-in-law to King Charles through her marriage to Prince Andrew, also revealed her single mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis last June.

Published by HOLR Magazine.