BREAKING: Famed Singer Dead

( – In sad news for country music fans, America is mourning the unexpected death of Toby Keith who just lost his battle with stomach cancer at the age of 62.

In a heartfelt announcement shared on his website and social media Keith’s family requested privacy during this difficult time and revealed he passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loved ones.

Looking back at his career the Oklahoma musician sold over 40 million albums and topped the charts with 20 number-one hits like “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” and “Beer for My Horses.”

Keith was also known for his support of U.S. troops by performing in 11 USO tours and contributed significantly to charitable causes like a cancer care facility in Oklahoma City. His 2003 song “American Soldier” reflects his deep respect for the military.

Tributes on social media also show the impact his music and personality made on people. Janice Dean from Fox News and Joe Castiglione from the University of Oklahoma expressed their sorrow and highlighted Keith’s genuine personality and giving nature.

Similarly Kid Rock recounted on “Fox and Friends” performing with Keith for troops abroad and highlighted Keith’s dedication and humor. In turn Dan Deel reminisced about meeting Keith and their conversation about music that showed Keith’s graciousness and passion for his craft.

Donald Trump Jr. also noted Keith’s legacy by acknowledging his performances for three presidents. In fact he received the National Medal of the Arts from President Donald Trump.

Veterans also appreciated Keith’s support and called him a legend for entertaining troops overseas with his performances during their deployments.

Keith’s legacy will live through his music, philanthropy and the memories he created for both fans and friends alike by leaving a lasting impact on those he touched with his talent and generosity.