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Toby Keith, Celebrated Country Music Legend, Passes Away at 62

Toby Keith is seen performing April 7, 2014 at ACM Presents an All-Star Salute to the Troops in Las Vegas.

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Country music singer-songwriter Toby Keith has passed away at the age of 62. The news of his death was made official by his spokesperson.


Keith passed away on Monday, as stated by his spokesperson. His passing was confirmed through announcements made on his official website and on X, the platform previously known as Twitter.


The statement on Keith's website shared that "Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. The family requests privacy during this difficult time."


In 2022, Keith disclosed via social media that he had been receiving treatment for stomach cancer since the fall of 2021, including chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

"At this stage, things are looking positive," he mentioned back then. "I'm taking some time off to breathe, recover, and relax."


Keith was a prominent figure in the country music scene for over three decades, delivering hits like "Red Solo Cup," "How Do You Like Me Now?!" and "Beer For My Horses," the latter a collaboration with Willie Nelson.

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