Blake Shelton Pays Emotional Tribute to Toby Keith Following Singer’s Untimely Passing at 62

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This week, the country music world is sad because Toby Keith passed away at 62. He was a famous singer who made many hit songs. Toby had been fighting stomach cancer for three years after he found out he had it in 2022. He tried treatment for six months, but sadly, he died on February 5, 2024. Many people from all over the world are sharing their sadness and memories of Toby.

Blake Shelton, another famous singer and friend of Toby’s, talked about how tough Toby was and how he never expected this to happen. Blake said Toby was a friend, a hero, and someone who inspired him a lot. He wrote these words on Twitter to honor Toby’s memory.

Carrie Underwood said, “Toby Keith, a real cowboy, is riding up to heaven! We’re sad.” Tim McGraw said Toby did things his way and was brave. Dolly Parton said Toby Keith was great and his music will always be remembered.

INGLEWOOD, CA – MAY 01: Singer Toby Keith attends the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards at The Forum on May 1, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for dcp)

As per reports, Keith’s cancer first came to the attention of doctors in 2021. The American Solider singer told fans last year that his tumor had shrunk by a third, projecting optimism as for his prognosis.

Days prior to his passing, the country music icon shared a video reminiscing about his early days in the industry. Sadly, the singer passed away on February 5, 2024. He will be greatly missed.