Country singer Toby Keith passed away at the age of 62. Known for hit songs like "Red Solo Cup" and "Should Have Been A Cowboy," the singer-songwriter died on Monday night after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2022.
His family shared a statement on X that reads, "Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on Feb. 5 surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time."
In December, Keith played his first headlining shows since revealing the news of his cancer diagnosis. When announcing the shows, the seven-time Grammy nominee said, "It's been a while. You know what I've been doing - been on the old rollercoaster, but Almighty's riding shotgun. He's letting me drive for some reason." He then described the gigs as "kind of rehab shows" explaining they would "get the band back in sync, get me rolling again." He stated, "First time in my whole life I've been off over two years. I've never been off a year in my life."
He previously spoke about how the cancer was affecting him, telling E! News on a red carpet in September, "It's always zero to 60 and 60 to zero, but I feel good today."
During his career, Keith played for George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Trump also awarded him the National Medal of the Arts in 2021.