COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND TOBY KEITH DIES AGED 62

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Country music star Toby Keith has died at the age of 62, this according to a statement published on his website.

He previously said he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer, a fight he called “debilitating”.

The statement said he “fought his fight with grace and dignity”.

Over a more than 30-year career, hits including Who’s Your Daddy and Made in America were enjoyed by millions. He is survived by his wife, Tricia Lucus, and three children.

Keith said he had been receiving chemotherapy, radiation and surgery for his cancer. He said he was “comfortable with whatever happened” with his illness.

An Oklahoma native, he worked in oil fields and as a semi-professional American Football player before breaking out as a musician in the 1990s.

His debut single Should’ve Been a Cowboy, released in 1993, became a number one hit.