Toby Keith, the singer of “Red Solo Cup,” passed away on February 5, 2024, according to his family’s announcement on X (previously Twitter).
“Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on Feb. 5, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage,” the statement said in part.
— Toby Keith (@tobykeith) February 6, 2024
Toby Keith died from a disease with which he had a long history, even before he was diagnosed: the Toby Keith Foundation provided free lodging for children with cancer and their families.
Learn more about Toby Keith’s illness, cause of death, and how he spent his last days.
What Was Toby Keith’s Cause of Death?
The country crooner was fighting stomach cancer. He revealed his diagnosis in June 2022, adding that he had been diagnosed the previous fall and had been receiving treatment—including chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy—since then.
Sad to report!!
From Toby Keith
Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax.
I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. pic.twitter.com/x5fep5IR68
— Catkins🦋 (@atkinscheryl1) June 12, 2022
Keith maintained a brave public face during his cancer battle and performed live multiple times in the months leading up to his death, including three gigs in Las Vegas in December 2023.
“You have to be the captain of your own ship, and doctors and the medical world are just like any other profession,” he told Taste of Country in November.
“You got a lot of people on these teams, and you just have to dig in and get everybody in the right place—get the right people and pray for the right results.”
What Did Toby Keith Die From?
Keith died of stomach cancer.
He told Taste of Country in November 2023 that he felt great at the time, stating, “I finally got it in a spot where I’m really comfortable with it. Everything’s trending really well right now, and I’m not gonna let this define the rest of my life. If I live to be 100 or I don’t, I’m going to go forward.”
Which Cancer Did Toby Keith Have?
Keith had stomach cancer. According to the Cleveland Clinic, stomach cancer is often treatable if diagnosed early.
The disease usually begins as a tumor in the stomach lining, then grows and spreads.
In its latter stages, stomach cancer can be treated but not cured. Treatment methods differ according to the stage at which the cancer is found.
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How Old Was Toby Keith?
Keith was born on July 8, 1961. He died at the age of 62.
Where Was Toby Keith When He Died?
Keith died surrounded by his family in Oklahoma. It is not clear whether he was at home or in a hospital at the time.
Did Toby Keith Have Kids?
Keith is survived by his wife, Tricia Lucus, with whom he had daughters Krystal and Shelley Covel Rowland and a son, Stelen Keith Covel.
He and Lucus adopted Shelley in 1980, followed by Krystal and Stelen in 1985 and 1997, respectively.