Christian rapper TobyMac's 21-year-old son dies unexpectedly at home
Christian rapper TobyMac is mourning the loss of his 21-year-old son, Truett Foster McKeehan.
A spokesperson for the performer (real name: Kevin Michael McKeehan) confirmed to Yahoo Entertainment that Truett died at his home in the Nashville area “sometime late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.”
The Davidson County Medical Examiner's office told The Tennessean that the death occurred Wednesday.
The "I Just Need U” singer’s spokesperson went on to say that Truett’s cause of death “has not been determined.” And there is no statement from the Grammy-winning artist yet as he traveled from Canada home to Franklin, Tenn., to be with his family and didn’t arrive until after midnight.
“We just ask that everyone please be respectful of their privacy during this time and allow them to grieve their loss,” the rep said.
TobyMac and his wife, Amanda, have five children, including adopted twins, and Truett was the oldest.
Truett is pictured on the top right:
Like his father, Truett was a performer. An aspiring rapper, he used various stage names, including TruDog, Tru and Shiloh. He just performed days ago, a video on his Instagram shows.
Here is a video he made:
Under the name TruDog, he made many appearances on his father’s albums through the years.
Last year, TobyMac talked about his song “Scars” being about his relationship with Truett. He called the song “deeply personal” explaining “it is about my son... He left home and he is doing his own thing now. It's also about watching him go through tough times and get cut and bruised. Watching people you love go through hard things is tough, and I want people to know that they are not alone.”
TobyMac has postponed concerts set to take place Thursday night and Friday.
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