Toby Mac’s Oldest Son, Truett Foster McKeehan dies at home – his son was 21 years old and an upcoming rapper who has done videos as Truett Foster, truDog, TRU and Shiloh. #Scars #TobyMac #TruettFoster
“Truett did pass away at home in the Nashville area sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.”A rep said in a statement issued Thursday morning to USA Today Network — Tennessee.
The Rep also stated, “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.”
Toby McKeehan is his real name but he goes by TobyMac. TobyMac is a Christian Music Artist. He does rap and R&B style. You might also remember him from DC Talk.
In 2018, TobyMac released a song that shared about his relationship with his oldest son, Truett left home. That song is called Scars is a song that TobyMac wrote when his son left home to go on his own. In the blog post below, you can see the lyrics to the song too.
“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.”TobyMac – Scars
Below you can hear the story about the making of this song when his son left his home. TobyMac’s house has always been the safety harbor for his family. There comes the time for a ship to leave on its own and face the world. Lift your head to where your help comes from Toby added in the video below.
TobyMac’s concerts set for Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Friday, October 25, 2019 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada have been postponed. TobyMac returned home to Franklin, TN to be with his family during this time of loss.
Let’s keep TobyMac and the family and friends in prayers.
No word as the cause of death at this time. Once I learn more, I will update this blog post, or create a new one. Make sure you subscribe to this blog!
Truett Foster McKeehan dies at home update1
Below is was TobyMac published on his Facebook page about his son, Truett Foster. You will need to see TobyMac’s Facebook post to see his pictures he mentions.
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.TobyMac Facebook Post
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 below.
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.
I couldn’t imagine losing a child that young. My daughter is around the same age.
update 2: October 26, 2019
Reports are saying responders came to the house due to cardiac arrest, but Truett Foster, was dead on arrival. An autopsy and toxicology has been done and it will take 6 to 8 weeks to get the results.
Update 3: November 4, 2019
TobyMac has postponed a 12-city theater tour he was set to go out on in the Month of November 2019. So far he has rescheduled the tour for April and May of 2020. No word yet on the toxicology report. I’d say that might come in toward the end of the year, beginning of the next year.
update January 10, 2020
Still no word on the toxicology report, etc. TobyMac released a new song about his death called 21 Years.
Update January 20, 2020