Country Singer Toby Keith Dies of Cancer

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Country singer Toby Keith died Monday, Feb. 5 at the age of 62, according to a statement posted to his official Facebook page. Keith had received a diagnosis of stomach cancer in 2022.

“Tony Keith passed away last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family.” read the statement, posted Tuesday, Feb. 6. “He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

Keith announced his diagnosis in June of 2022. “I’ve spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery,” the 60-year-old singer wrote on X, the site then known as Twitter. “So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax.”

Keith, who had 39 songs chart on Billboard’s Hot 100 charts between 1993 and 2012, won male vocalist of the year and album of the year honors from the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2001.

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