Country music legend passed away at 62 after a long battle with…

Country music legend Toby Keith passed away at 62 after a long battle with stomach cancer, his family announced in a series of sociaI media posts on Tuesday.

The seven-time Grammy Awards winner passed away peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his famiIy, the statement read. “He fought his fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time.”

After the attacks of 9/11, Keith became an international sensation by reIeasing Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American), a ballad about getting back at the terrorists who claimed more than 3,000 lives that day. Two years later, he joined Willie Nelson in a joint performance at the Super Bowl halftime show.