Christian rapper TobyMac’s son Truett, 21, dies suddenly at their Nashville home

  • Aspiring rapper Truett Foster McKeehan had collaborated with his dad on tracks 
  • In a statement a representative for the star said: ‘Truett did pass away at home’
  • A cause of death has not been determined but the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed he died Wednesday
  • 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 
  • Fans were told the Grammy winner had to cancel due to a family emergency

Christian rapper TobyMac’s 21-year-old son Truett Foster McKeehan has died suddenly at their Nashville home, a representative has confirmed.

In a statement they said: ‘Truett did pass away at home in the Nashville area sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.’ 

The aspiring rapper performed as Shiloh, truDog, and TRU and had collaborated with his dad on tracks. He was Grammy award winning TobyMac’s oldest child, USA Today reports. 

A cause of death has not been determined but the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed he died Wednesday. 

Christian rapper TobyMac's 21-year-old son Truett Foster McKeehan has died suddenly at their Nashville home, a representative has confirmed. TobyMac is pictured performing in 2018

Christian rapper TobyMac’s 21-year-old son Truett Foster McKeehan has died suddenly at their Nashville home, a representative has confirmed. TobyMac is pictured performing in 2018

Truett Foster McKeehan was an aspiring rapper and had collaborated with his dad on tracks

Truett Foster McKeehan was an aspiring rapper and had collaborated with his dad on tracks

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.  

The statement from his reps continued: ‘Cause of death has not been determined. 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. 

‘We just ask that everyone please be respectful of their privacy during this time and allow them to grieve their loss.’

Truett’s last Instagram post was a video of him performing five days ago. He wrote: ‘last night it all kinda came together… thank you to everyone who has supported me through the thick and thin.’

Rapper TobyMac, who has topped the Billboard’s Christian Songs chart six times, left the tour earlier this week, citing a family emergency. 

A message to fans read:  ‘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.’ 

Truett pictured left with his family, from left, Amanda, Leo, Judah, TobyMac, Marlee and Moses

Truett pictured left with his family, from left, Amanda, Leo, Judah, TobyMac, Marlee and Moses

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. The father and son are pictured

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. The father and son are pictured 

In a track about their relationship as Truett left home, TobyMac rapped: ‘Now you won’t take my phone calls, You won’t text me back at all, I just wanna see you, I can’t stand to see you gone.’ 

He told The Tennessean in 2018: ‘Up to now, (our home has) been a safe harbor, a place of love. And now, you know, I have my first kid leave home. He’s going and facing this world. To watch and see him get cut and get bruised, it’s not easy.’

DailyMail.com has contacted a representative of TobyMac for comment. 

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