Toby Keith, country singer, dies at 62

Toby Keith, country singer, dies at 62

According to his family, Keith died of stomach cancer. Toby Keith, country music star, dies at age 62 Evan Agostini/Invision/AP/File photo Toby Keith, American country music star, died at age 62, this Monday (5). The information was confirmed by the website TMZ. “He fought his fight with grace and courage,” says the statement sent by the family. In June 2022, the singer revealed his diagnosis of stomach cancer. He said he had surgery and was undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Keith was one of the biggest names in contemporary American country music, with a three-decade career. Among his hits are “Should Have Been A Cowboy”, “As Good As I Once Was” and “Beer for My Horses”, a partnership with Willie Nelson, in 2005. Last September, Keith won Country Music Icon at People’s Choice Country Awards. In his speech, he joked about the diagnosis and his weight loss. “I bet you thought you would never see me in skinny jeans.” The musician has released 24 studio albums and has produced more than 60 tracks that have appeared on Billboard’s country music rankings. Of these, 20 won first place and another 22 were in the top 10.



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