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Toby Keith was belting out his hit song Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue in the back of an Uber in one of his final videos before the country star died from stomach cancer

In a video he uploaded himself on July 14, 2023, Keith is seen in the back of an Uber holding a karaoke microphone and facing a screen with lyrics as he performs for the other passengers and driver.

‘This is what happens when my Uber has a karaoke machine…’ Keith captioned his post on X (formerly Twitter).

Keith released Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue, a song about American values and patriotism, in 2002 on his Unleashed album. 

The iconic video of Keith’s 2023 Uber cover was re-shared on the day of his death by Greg Price, who described the video as ‘one of Toby Keith’s last gifts to us.’

Toby Keith was belting out his hit song Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue in the back of an Uber in one of his final videos before the country star died from stomach cancer

Toby Keith was belting out his hit song Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue in the back of an Uber in one of his final videos before the country star died from stomach cancer

In a video he uploaded himself on July 14, 2023, Keith is seen in the back of an Uber holding a karaoke microphone and facing a screen with lyrics as he performs for the other passengers and driver

In a video he uploaded himself on July 14, 2023, Keith is seen in the back of an Uber holding a karaoke microphone and facing a screen with lyrics as he performs for the other passengers and driver

'This is what happens when my Uber has a karaoke machine...' Keith captioned his post on X (formerly Twitter )

‘This is what happens when my Uber has a karaoke machine…’ Keith captioned his post on X (formerly Twitter )

Keith released Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue, a song about American values and patriotism, in 2002 on his Unleashed album

Keith released Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue, a song about American values and patriotism, in 2002 on his Unleashed album

Keith’s family announced that the 62-year-old had died ‘peacefully’ on Monday night, surrounded by his family, after having battled cancer with ‘grace and courage.’

‘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,’ a message posted on his social media platforms read.

The singer is survived by his wife, Tricia Lucas, and their three children, daughters Shelley Covel Rowland, fellow singer Krystal Keith and son, Stelen. He also had four grandchildren. During his illustrious career, Keith sold more than 40 million records.

Earlier this month, the singer opened up about his stomach cancer battle in an interview with 9News. The Should’ve Been a Cowboy singer was first diagnosed in 2021. Keith was born Toby Keith Covel in Clinton, Oklahoma, in 1961.

‘I was going through all the chemo, radiation, surgery, and I got to the point where I was comfortable with whatever happened. I had my brain wrapped around it, and I was in a good spot either way,’ Keith said.

In the interview, he mentioned that his Christian faith was helping him through his cancer battle. ‘Cancer is a roller coaster. You just sit here and wait on it to go away — it may not ever go away.’

Keith, a longtime resident of Norman, Oklahoma, also called his wife ‘the best nurse.’

‘Oh, she’s been a trooper. She’s the best nurse. The first time we went to Houston, to the hospital, she stepped right in and she just took control and said, “We got this. Let’s go.” So she’s like, “We’re going to get this and don’t worry about it,'”‘ he added.

Keith, pictured at the People's Choice Country Awards in September last year, died 'peacefully' on Monday night, surrounded by his family

Keith, pictured at the People’s Choice Country Awards in September last year, died ‘peacefully’ on Monday night, surrounded by his family

Toby Keith made his final Instagram post just one day before he died from stomach cancer. He posted a video to Instagram (pictured), captioned: 'And that¿s a wrap on the weekend, y¿all. Back to it'

Toby Keith made his final Instagram post just one day before he died from stomach cancer. He posted a video to Instagram (pictured), captioned: ‘And that’s a wrap on the weekend, y’all. Back to it’

In December 2023, he performed his final shows, a three-date stint in Las Vegas. Afterwards, he even teased that he was planning a US tour, saying he was ‘getting the trucks and buses fired up.’

Toby Keith made his final Instagram post just one day before he died from stomach cancer, suggesting to fans he wanted to resume performing.

The singer on Sunday shared video of himself addressing an excited crowd during what is believed to be one of his three sold-out shows at the Park MGM hotel in Las Vegas last December.

‘And that’s a wrap on the weekend, y’all,’ he captioned the clip. ‘Back to it.’

Fans, celebrities and fellow country music icons – including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs and Jason Aldean – have paid emotional tributes to the county singing legend in wake of his death.

Carrie shared poignant throwback snaps with the star and paid tribute to the ‘true blue cowboy’.

She wrote: ‘Saddle up the horses, Jesus, ’cause a true blue COWBOY just made his ride up to heaven!!!’ Underwood, who was born in Muskogee, said.

‘Introduce him to all the Okies and sign that boy up for the choir! We’re gonna miss you, Toby, but my heart has no doubt that you are standing in the presence of our King right now!!! See you again someday, friend.

Keith was first diagnosed with cancer in 2021. The Should've Been a Cowboy singer is pictured performing at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on June 18, 2015

Keith was first diagnosed with cancer in 2021. The Should’ve Been a Cowboy singer is pictured performing at the 46th annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction and Awards Gala at the Marriott Marquis on June 18, 2015

He is survived by his wife, Tricia Lucas, and their three children, daughters Shelley Covel Rowland, fellow singer Krystal Keith and son, Stelen. He also had four grandchildren. Keith and his spouse Trisha Lucas were pictured at the The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville last September

He is survived by his wife, Tricia Lucas, and their three children, daughters Shelley Covel Rowland, fellow singer Krystal Keith and son, Stelen. He also had four grandchildren. Keith and his spouse Trisha Lucas were pictured at the The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville last September 

Carrie shared poignant throwback snaps with the star and paid tribute to the 'true blue cowboy'

Carrie shared poignant throwback snaps with the star and paid tribute to the ‘true blue cowboy’

Jason Aldean wrote: ‘Just waking up to the news of Toby Keith’s passing. Today is a sad day for Country music and its fans. Toby was a huge presence in our business and someone we all looked up to and respected.

‘You and your music will be forever remembered big man.’

Luke Combs penned: ‘Damn, RIP Toby. Can’t believe it.’

Jelly Roll, 39, took to Instagram to talk about Keith’s influence on his career.

‘Toby inspired millions and I was one of them,’ he wrote on his Instagram Story. ‘We covered should’ve been a cowboy at every show las year.’

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