At just 21 years of age, the son of rapper TobyMac (Kevin McKeehan) has passed away. Truett Foster McKeehan died in the family home in Nashville sometime between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
According to a statement made by a representative for TobyMac, a cause of death has yet to be determined.
Truett released multiple songs and videos on YouTube and other social media outlets using various names, including Truett Foster, TRU, Shiloh, and truDog. The young aspiring rapper reportedly worked on a few of his tracks with his father, TobyMac.
After releasing the news of Truett’s death, TobyMac’s representative told fans, “Toby was traveling back from Canada and did not get home to be with his family until after midnight last night so there is no statement.”
The official announcement concluded, “We just ask that everyone please be respectful of their privacy during this time and allow them to grieve their loss.”
Truett is TobyMac’s oldest son, who was born on September 4, 1998. TobyMac wrote about Truett in a song he released last year, “Scars (Come With Livin’)”. The song is about how their relationship changed once Truett left home.
The song lyrics are a tale of love and the sadness TobyMac felt for his son when he left to follow his dreams in the music business. We can only hope that during this time, when life has cut him so deeply, he remembers the words he once wrote,