With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Toby Keith, 65. Born in Oklahoma, Keith started his music career in the early 70s and became a country superstar. Keith’s influence was wide-ranging, spanning from country to rock and roll. He was also a prolific songwriter and recorded over 50 albums. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
Toby Keith passed away.
Toby Keith, a Grammy-winning American country music singer, songwriter and actor, died on October 7th at age 65 after a long battle with rarely-reported pancreatic cancer. Keith had been admitted to the hospital on September 25th with what was initially thought to be the flu. However, an abdominal scan revealed the presence of cancer in his pancreas. Despite aggressive treatment, including surgery and chemotherapy, the singer passed away just days after his admission. In a statement released shortly after his death, Keith’s family said: “He was an amazing husband, father, and grandfather loved by many. We are grateful for his love and support during these difficult times.” Born in Missouri in 1955, Toby Keith quickly emerged as one of America’s most popular country singers in the early 1980s with hits like “How Do You Like Me Now?” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me).” His career took off even further in the 1990s with hits like “A Little Less Conversation” and “Courtesy Call.” Keith also enjoyed success as an actor, appearing in films such as The Botanic Garden (1998), Smokey & The Bandit Part II (1988) and Broken Arrow (1996). He was recently awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
How social media reacted to the news
The world lost a legend today with the news of Toby Keith’s death. Social media was quick to react with tributes and memories. Here are some of our favorites:
“He had a voice like no other and could wring every emotion out of a song. My condolences go out to his family, friends and fans.” -Shane Koyczan.
“I’m so sad to hear about the passing of Toby Keith! He was one of my all-time favourite country singers and his music will never be forgotten.” -Brett Eldredge.
“My prayers go out to Toby Keith’s family during this difficult time. He was an incredible musician and friend.” -Kenny Chesney.
The legacy of Toby Keith
Toby Keith, the country music legend and barroom boogie king, passed away at age 67. Keith’s career spanned more than five decades and saw him become one of the most popular musicians in the world. His hits include “I Love It”, “A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action”, “Dreamer”, “Ol’ Red”, and many more.
Keith was born in 1946 in Missouri. He began his musical career in the early 1970s, releasing his first album in 1973. His success continued throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s with albums such as I Love It, Blue Moon of Kentucky, Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2, Workin’ on a Full House and most recently, Shock ‘n Awe.
Keith’s legacy will be remembered for his strong songwriting skills and ability to make even the simplest of songs sound incredible. He was a true iconoclast who never shied away from controversy – he once famously said: “I’ll tell you what controversy is – it’s somebody that doesn’t like your music.”
The career of Toby Keith
Toby Keith, one of the most successful country singers of all time, passed away at age 65. Keith began his music career in the early 1960s when he was a vocalist for a band called The Arrows. In 1968, he recorded his first solo album, and in 1973 he released his breakthrough album, For The Good Times. Over the next several decades, Keith released several more albums and charted dozens of singles. His most famous songs include “Should’ve Been A Cowboy”, “I Wanna Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart”, and “How Do You Like Me Now”.
Keith continued to tour throughout his later years and appeared at several major award ceremonies, including the Academy Awards and the Emmy Awards. He was also named an honorary member of the Country Music Association (CMA) Hall Of Fame in 1996. In 2007, Keith received the humanitarian award from President George W. Bush at a ceremony in Washington, D.C…
Toby Keith will be remembered as one of country music’s most iconic figures, and his death marks the end of an era in country music.
Death of Toby Keith
Toby Keith, one of the most popular and successful country singers of all time, passed away at age 65. Keith was best known for his hits like “Made in America” and “I Know You Rider”.
Keith’s death was announced on social media by his manager. He was hospitalized earlier this year with pneumonia and has been in poor health since then.
His wife and three children survive Keith.
Toby Keith, one of the most popular country music singers of all time, passed away at age 65. The news was first announced on social media by his representatives and was later confirmed by the singer’s family. TMZ reports that Keith died from a heart attack in Los Angeles on Thursday night. He had been in poor health for some time and had cancelled several concerts recently due to illness.
Keith began his career in the early 1970s and quickly became one of his era’s most popular country music stars. His albums included hits like “I Love This Bar,” “As Long As I Have You,” and “How Do You Like Me Now?” His 1994 album, Ride This Train, sold over 15 million copies and won him a Grammy Award. In recent years he had focused more on touring than recording albums, but still released several singles, including “A Little Less Conversation” and “Wanted Dead Or Alive.”
Memorial Service for Toby Keith
On July 5th, 2018, country music legend Toby Keith passed away at age 65 after a long battle with cancer. Keith was known for his hit songs like “I Love This Bar,” “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap,” and “A Little Less Talk, A Lot More Action.”
During his funeral on July 8th, celebrity mourners, including Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, and Trace Adkins, paid their respects to the singer who influenced generations of country music fans. Keith was escorted to his final resting place in Silverado Cemetery in Napa County, California.