Toby Keith passed away at the age of 62 on Saturday, after battling stomach cancer since 2021.
Fans and fellow musicians are mourning the loss of the beloved singer-songwriter, known for hits like Don't Let the Old Man In.
As per PEOPLE report, Jana Kramer, a fellow country artist, expressed her sadness, saying she always admired Toby Keith's dedication to his fans and his incredible stage presence.
"I mean, as a country artist, he was someone I always looked up to, how he just loved his fans and put on an amazing show," she said.
Chuck Wicks, another musician, remembered Keith as larger than life, saying he grew up listening to his music and was always in awe of him at award shows.
He said, "Well, I'm like any other fan, right? I love Toby Keith. I loved his music, grew up with his music. And then when I became an artist and moved town, got a record deal and I was seeing him at award shows. He was always surreal to me."
"He was always bigger than life. And I think that's what people loved about him so much is, he's this big guy up there, bigger than life guy singing hit song after hit song," the American Soldier singer further added.
Keith's final public appearance was in December 2023, when he performed three sold-out shows in Las Vegas.
Toby Keith died 'peacefully':
The Should've Been a Cowboy hitmaker passed away 'peacefully' on February 5, 2024 as confirmed by his family.
In statement shared on X, Toby's family shared, "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"
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