Apoignant final video posted to country music icon Toby Keith‘s account hours before he died, about him returning to music, has gone viral on Instagram.
Keith, 62, died on Monday after being diagnosed with stomach cancer, surrounded by his loved ones.
A video shared to his Instagram account pictured Keith from behind at a concert where he is taking off his guitar and waving to the crowd, signaling the end of the show.
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Devastated fans rushed to the comments to express their grief at the singer’s death.
“Thank you for Sharing Your Unbelievable Talent with All of Us. You will Never be Forgotten 💙 You fought a Hard Battle with Dignity and Strength.
Soar High My Brother Warrior 🕊 Our Heavenly Father is Awaiting you with His Loving Embrace. May you Rest in Eternal Peace. Sending Many Prayers to Your Loving Family and Friends 🙏🏻,” wrote one person.
Another added: “Rest easy mate. Thanks for the music.”
And a third wrote: “Rest in peace❤️😢.”
Keith’s family announced his death on social media.
“Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time,” the message read.
He was first diagnosed with cancer in 2021 and went public with it the following year when he took an indefinite break from recording new music and performing live. But he remained committed to fundraising for his children’s cancer charity, the Toby Keith Foundation.
Keith sold more than 40 million albums in his three-decade career including having hits such as, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),” and “I Love This Bar.”