Toby Keith passed away at 62

After fighting stomach cancer for a while, Toby Keith, 62, passed away on the evening of February 5. 

When the country music star passed away, family members were there. Soon after, Keith's team issued a brief statement saying, "He fought his fight with grace and courage."

In June 2022, the country music performer disclosed his illness and mentioned undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Keith received radiation treatment and had surgery as well. 

The musician said that following therapy, the size of his tumor has decreased in an interview with an Oklahoma newspaper.

While in a conversation with E!, the country icon opened up about dealing with cancer. 

He said, "You get good days, and, you know, you're up and down, up and down. It's always zero to 60 and 60 to zero, but I feel good today."

Keith added, "Through COVID and cancer, the old devil's been after me a little bit." He said, "I've got him by the horns right now, so instead of just sitting around and waiting, we're gonna get the band back together."