TobyMac Speaks About Son’s Tragic Death, Shares Final Texts: ‘Love You, Dad’

Celebrity hip-hop artist TobyMac made a sensation revelation about the death of his eldest son, Truett Foster McKeehan.


“Truett Foster McKeehan had joy that took the room when he entered,” TobyMac said on his Facebook page. “He was a magnetic son and brother and friend. If you met him, you knew him, you remembered him.”

21-year-old Truett Foster McKeehan was an aspiring rapper who died at home. Toby praised his late son for his talent, and that he did not take “the easy route” and produced music as a young kid or teenager.

TobyMac wrote, McKeehan “wanted to live some life” and “wanted to be a man with scars and a story to tell” — an aspiration TobyMac said he “always admired, respected, and encouraged.”

He spoke on his eldest son’s faith, saying he had a “soft spot” in his heart for God, noting the Bible “moved him,” although he wasn’t a “cookie cutter Christian.”

“But give me a believer who fights to keep believing,” the 55-year-old entertainer said. “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.”

Truett Foster Mckeehan had joy that took the room when he entered. He was a magnetic son and brother and friend. If you…

Posted by TobyMac on Thursday, October 24, 2019

Toby saw his son the last time at his first in Franklin, Tennessee, right before he left for his Canadian tour. But sadly he had to postpone the remainder of the show after learning of his untimely death at their family home in Nashville.

McKeehan’s death reason has still not been revealed, and is under investigation.

TobyMac showed the text message exchange he had with McKeehan, praising him for his “amazing” show in Tennessee. He wrote to his son saying he had “infectious” joy, and added that he is “very, very, very proud” of him.

McKeehan wrote back to him, “Love you, dad. Thank you so much. You have always believed in me, make me feel like a superhero.”

Our hearts go out at this time to Toby Mac and his family who are going through a terrible trial in their family, we pray for the peace and love of the Lord Jesus to surround them and comfort their hearts.

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