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Toby Keith’s Family Announce Private Funeral Plans

Toby Keith‘s family have announced their plans for a private funeral service for the late country superstar.

In a post to Keith’s social media accounts on Saturday (Feb. 10), the family revealed plans for a service that is set to take place in the coming days.

“The Covel Family is hosting a private funeral service for family, band and crew only in mid-February,” the message reads.

That doesn’t mean fans won’t get their chance to pay their final respects to the country icon.

“A memorial service to honor Toby will be announced only on Toby’s socials shortly,” the post adds.

Keith’s family are asking for donations to his Toby Keith Foundation in lieu of flowers. Those donations will go to support Keith’s OK Kids Korral, which supports pediatric cancer patients and their families.

Toby Keith died ”peacefully” on Monday (Feb. 5), “surrounded by his family,” according to a post on his social media pages. He had battled stomach cancer since late 2021.

“He fought his fight with grace and courage,” the statement added.

Tributes from family, friends, colleagues and fans have poured in since news of Keith’s death broke on Tuesday (Feb. 6).

Toby Keith’s son, Stelen Keith Covel, turned to social media to share a tribute to his late father, calling him “the strongest man I have ever known.”

Keith’s daughter, Krystal Keith, also shared a heart-wrenching tribute, saying she is “shattered” by his death, but focusing on her gratitude for the many happy times they had together as a family.

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In 1984, Toby Keith married his love Tricia Lucus after three years of dating, and the couple remained together for the rest of his life. Over the years, they raised three children together. Keith adopted Tricia’s daughter Shelley, who was born from a previous relationship, and they welcomed a daughter named Krystal and a son named Stelen. Take a look back at the couple’s sweetest moments together through the years.

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See Photos From Toby Keith’s Final Shows in Las Vegas

Toby Keith played three shows to a sold-out crowd at Las Vegas’ Dolby Park on Dec. 10, Dec. 11 and Dec. 14, 2024. These shows would turn out to be his last. Amid his ongoing stomach cancer battle, the country legend died on Feb. 6 at the age of 62.

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Toby Keith Dies: Jason Aldean, Luke Combs + More Stars React

Toby Keith died at the age of 62 on Monday (Feb. 5) after a battle with stomach cancer. His death left the country music community mourning one of its most influential figures and talented songwriters. Here are some of the tributes and memories artists shared as they grieved Keith’s passing.

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Toby Keith’s 20 Best Songs Prove He’s a Country Icon

Toby Keith reached No. 1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart 20 times during his 30-plus year career, but some of this best songs were deep cuts.

Here are his greatest hits — the top songs from 19 studio albums and beyond.

Toby Keith died on Feb. 5, 2024 after a two-year battle with stomach cancer.

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22 Photos of Toby Keith Young

Toby Keith was one of the most influential artists in country music history, with a career spanning from the mid 1990s all the way until his death in 2024. Let’s take a walk back in time and see pictures of Toby Keith young.

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