Kevin Sharp Death: Country Singer Dies at Age 43 From Cancer Complications

Celebrity News Apr. 21, 2014 AT 9:25AM
Country singer Kevin Sharp Kevin Sharp died this weekend at the age of 43. Credit: AP Photo/Sue Veldkamp

Country singer Kevin Sharp died this weekend at the age of 43 due to complications from cancer. The "Nobody Knows" singer passed away in Fair Oaks, Calif. on Saturday, April 19.

Sharp, who was diagnosed with cancer as a young man, reportedly experienced health issues due to the chemotherapy and radiation procedures he underwent to fight the disease. He overcame the bone cancer Ewing's sarcoma thanks to the treatments. His official website released a statement this weekend that the musician "died due to ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues."

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The statement asks that fans and mourners remember the singer by donating to the Make-A-Wish foundation. 

Sharp released his first studio album, Measure of a Man in 1996. The project performed well for the late singer, hitting No. 4 on Billboard's country chart and introducing fans to his hit single, "Nobody Knows." In recent years, Sharp released one-off singles, worked with the Make-A-Wish foundation, and served as a motivational speaker. 

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The California-born musician was remembered by fellow country artists this weekend after the news of his death. Country star Rodney Atkins wrote on Twitter, "Thoughts and prayers going out to Kevin Sharp's family, friends and fans," while recording artist Bryan White reflected, "So saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend and label mate Kevin Sharp. So honored to have known him. So many great memories. Prayers going up for his family. Will miss you and never forget you Kevo."

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