Music star Toby Keith dies of stomach cancer

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   February 6, 2024   Update on : February 6, 2024

Toby Keith
Toby Keith. Photo: Screengrab

Oklahoma-based country Music icon Toby Keith, also known as the “Beer For My Horses” singer-songwriter, has died. He was 62.

Keith breathed his last peacefully on Monday (February 5) night, surrounded by his family, his family wrote in a statement posted to his website and social media accounts early Tuesday.

The singer had been battling stomach cancer for long.

According to the statement, the multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter fought his fight with grace and courage.

In June 2022, Keith announced that he had been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer since the previous fall.

The singer tweeted at the time that he had had surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation in the past six months.

The music star was best known for his hit song, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” 1993.

According to the organization’s website, Toby Keith was inducted into the Songwriter Hall of Fame in 2015.

Several of his hit songs include “I Love This Bar,” “As Good As I Once Was,” “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” “Who’s Your Daddy?,” White and Blue (The Angry American),” “Courtesy of the Red, “American Soldier and “Beer for My Horses.” the website said.

Keith walked out of the ACM Awards in 2003 early because he had gotten snubbed in earlier categories. He has acknowledged that he holds onto grudges.

The singer came back the next year and won the top prize for the second year in a row.

The performance rights organization BMI honored him in November 2022 with the BMI Icon Award, a few months after he announced his stomach cancer diagnosis.


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