Country Superstar Toby Keith Dead at 62 After Battle With Stomach Cancer
Country great Toby Keith passed away last night surrounded by his family. He was 62 years old.
The Oklahoma native had been battling stomach cancer for nearly three years.
Keith revealed in June 2022 that he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer.
Toby Keith burst onto the country music scene in 1993 with his debut single "Should've Been a Cowboy." Not only did it become one of his signature tunes, the song also became the most-played country song on country radio in the 1990s.
Over his career, Keith charted 61 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including 20 number-one hits and 22 additional top 10 hits.
Keith released 19 studio albums, 2 Christmas albums, and 5 compilation albums, totaling worldwide sales of over 40 albums.
Keith was also quite the entrepreneur, as he would open his own record label, Show Dog Nashville, in 2005. It was under that label he would record for the latter part of his career.
His last single, the poignant song "Don't Let the Old Man In," just peaked on the country charts.
Toby Keith leaves behind his wife, Tricia, whom he was married to for nearly 40 years. He is the father of three children and has four grandchildren.
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