Popular country singer Kevin Sharp has just died at the tender age of 43, surrounded by his loved ones. The singer was previously diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma while he was in high school, a rare form of bone cancer that took two years of radiation treatment and chemotherapy to overcome.
After he recovered, he met Grammy award-winning producer David Foster [thanks to the Make-A-Wish foundation], which led to him to his successful career in country music. His music debut came in 1996, and with it, massive success with the single ‘Nobody Knows’. He also released two other albums, in 1998 and 2005.
He also wrote a book about fighting cancer and became a well-known spokesperson for the Make-A-Wish foundation, which helps thousands of kids every year battle with cancer.
Sharp reportedly died from complications from past stomach surgery and digestive issues, left over from his aggressive cancer treatment. His sister, Mary Huston, revealed, “He had a strong heart, that’s what kept him alive, (but) I’m so happy for him, that there’s no more suffering. His dream came true through music, and he touched thousands of lives, and he helped heal the soul of people dealing with cancer.”
Sharp died at his mother’s house on Saturday in Northern California, after returning from the hospital following ten weeks of stay. It’s clear that he was in pain for many years, and as his sister says, at least he can rest now. The music industry has lost a terrific talent, and by all accounts, the world a terrific person, but cancer is a brutal thing to fight through and people lose their lives every day in the battle.