Country Icon Toby Keith Dies at 62 After Fight With Stomach Cancer | Billboard News

Singer-songwriter Toby Keith passed “peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family,” according to a statement on his official website.

Tetris Kelly:
Country legend Toby Keith has died at the age of 62.

Toby Keith’s family released a statement letting fans know the singer passed away peacefully last night surrounded by his family after battling stomach cancer. Toby made not only a huge impact on country music with 20 No. 1 hits on the Hot Country Songs Chart and the Country Airplay Chart, but on the music industry in general, charting 39 Billboard Hot 100 hits with four of his 19 studio albums reaching No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Less than two months ago, Toby played three sold-out shows in Vegas, and just prior to that, he took the stage at the People’s Choice Country Awards, where he accepted the Icon Award.

Toby Keith:
And most of all, I want to thank the fans for still allowing us to do what we do so …

Tetris Kelly:
Our condolences go out to Toby Keith’s friends and family. And today we raise a “Red Solo Cup” to Toby.

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