Stelen Keith Covel, son of Toby Keith, publicly mourns the death of his father for the first time. In an Instagram post, Stelen describes his late father as his hero, a fighter, and a titan of the industry. He praises his father's strength, talent, and ability to be a father and husband. Stelen promises to make his father proud and says it's not goodbye forever, but goodbye for now. Toby Keith passed away peacefully on February 5 at the age of 62 after battling stomach cancer. He was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Toby Keith was married to Tricia Lucus since 1984 and together they raised three children.