Toby Keith died on Feb. 5, 2024

Toby Keith died on Feb. 5, 2024, after a little more than two years of living with stomach cancer.

“Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family,” a message on his website stated.

“He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

Keith had undergone multiple treatments for his cancer, including months of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

He performed several times a few months before his death — three sold-out shows in Las Vegas in December and at the People’s Choice Country Awards in September 2023.

The country star first revealed that he’d been diagnosed with cancer in June 2022, about six months after he’d started treatment. He received his diagnosis in the fall of 2021.

Since then, he opened up about being treated for stomach cancer, noting that the condition can be “debilitating” and he was trying to get back into “fighting shape” with the hope of performing again.