Christian Rapper Toby Mac's 21 year old son, Truett Foster McKeehan, Dies of cardiac arrest

Truett Foster McKeehan and father, Toby Mac

Truett Foster McKeehan, the son of Christian rapper Toby Mac (real name Toby McKeehan) has died of cardiac arrest. He was reported dead when medics were called to their Nashville home at around 10:50 am to reports of a person in cardiac arrest.

Also an aspiring musician, Truett Foster McKeehan was the eldest of TobyMac's five children. He released music under different names, including Truett Foster, truDog, TRU and Shiloh.

He had collaborated with his dad on some tracks.
In a statement by a representative of the family: 'Truett did pass away at home in the Nashville area sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.'
As at the time of this report, the cause of death has not been determined.

TobyMac was on a tour in Canada when he heard the news of his son's death. He left to be with his wife and other children.

TobyMac is understood to have left during the middle of his week-long tour in Canada as news of the tragedy broke to be with his wife and other children. 

This was a message to his fans: 'A recent situation has caused us to have to stop the TobyMac Canadian tour today. This morning Toby received information of an emergency in his family, and he will be flying home to Nashville immediately.'

According to the family's representatives; 'We just ask that everyone please be respectful of their privacy during this time and allow them to grieve their loss.'

Here is a tribute from TobyMac to his son on his instagram page:


Truett Foster Mckeehan had joy that took the room when he entered. He was a magnetic son and brother and friend. If you met him, you knew him, you remembered him. His smile, his laugh, the encouragement he offered with words or even without. He had an untamable grand personality and dreams to match. And he hated being put in a box.

He expressed himself through the music he made. And by made I mean, written, recorded, produced, mixed, and designed the art. All of it. A true artist. His first show was a week ago, and it was nothing short of electric. Everyone felt it, everyone knew it. He could’ve easily taken the easy route and put music out when he was 12, 14, 16, even 18, but he always said he wanted to live some life and have something to say before he did it. He didn’t want to be a child star, he wanted to be a man with scars and a story to tell. I always admired, respected and encouraged that stand.

Truett always had a soft spot for God. The Bible moved him. His heart was warm to the things of his King. He was by no means a cookie cutter Christian but give me a believer who fights to keep believing. Give me a broken man who recognizes his need for a Savior every time. That’s who Truett was and how he should be remembered.

My last moment with Truett in person was at his first show this past Thursday at the Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. I had to leave the next morning very early to fly and start our Canadian tour. As I stood in the audience and watched my son bring joy to a room, I was as proud as a “pop” (as tru called me) could be. It was the culminating moment of a dream that he had since he was 12. It couldn’t have been sweeter. Our music, and what we say lyrically couldn’t be more different, but the outcome was much the same… offering a room full of people a few minutes of joy in a crazy world. Our last text exchange is shared above (swipe). My wife and I would want the world to know this...
We don’t follow God because we have some sort of under-the-table deal with Him, like, we’ll follow you if you bless us. We follow God because we love Him. It’s our honor.

He is the God of the hills and the valleys.
And He is beautiful above all things.

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