In a deeply emotional tribute, Krystal Keith, daughter of the late Toby Keith, offered a poignant glimpse into the treasured moments he shared as a grandfather.
Just few days following Toby’s heartbreaking passing, Krystal took to Instagram to pour out her grief, sharing a series of photos that beautifully capture the profound connection between Toby and his grandchildren.
The photo carousel unveils various snapshots, portraying touching moments ranging from Toby cradling his newborn grandchild in the hospital to sharing his love for music at a grand piano with them. Each image paints a picture of the profound love and bond they all cherished.
“I am shattered. As great as he was in his career, he was so much greater as a dad and a husband and a Pop Pop. He was my hero,” she emotionally captioned the post.
Krystal went on to express her gratitude, saying, “I am so lucky to have had him and so grateful he got to walk me down the aisle and meet my babies.”
This heartfelt tribute follows a similar sentiment from her brother, Stelen, who also shared his thoughts on their father’s passing. Reflecting on Toby Keith’s impact on both their family and the music industry, Stelen wrote, ”Your impact is forever stamped on the world and on millions of people, yet not one person knew you the way I did. You were my biggest champion and the guiding light in my darkest times.”
He continued, “You held a passion that was greater than mountains and it radiates through every lyric and chord. In the everlasting echo from the legacy of your music, you leave me strength and faith to lean on in the silence that follows.”
Toby Keith left an indelible mark on the world and the hearts of those who loved him. He tragically passed away on February 5 at the age of 62 after a courageous two-year battle with stomach cancer.
Explore Krystal Keith’s complete tribute to her father below.