Country star and California native Kevin Sharp died on April 19 after a long battle with digestive issues and years of fighting a rare bone cancer.
Kevin Sharp, 43, sadly passed away on April 19 from “ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues,” according to his website. He had previously spent years battling and beating a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma. That battle eventually turned into a life long desire to help other’s facing the same issues.
Kevin Sharp: Stomach Issues Claim The Life Of Country Star
Kevin’s success in the country music industry as well as his ongoing fight against his health issues made him a role model for sick children, reports USAToday.
The “Nobody Knows” singer later shared his life story in a book called Tragedy’s Gift, at concerts, at public speaking engagements and during numerous visits with cancer patients.
“My life is performing and speaking, so not only does it keep a roof over my head, it keeps me going emotionally,” Kevin revealed to Phyllis Stark of Country Weekly magazine in 2012.
“If I didn’t believe what I try to express and tell others, I wouldn’t be here. Luckily, I believe in what I preach,” he added.
Kevin Dies At The Age Of 43 From Stomach Complications
Kevin’s 2005 album for Cupit Records was entitled Make a Wish — a title that shows Kevin was still very much in tune with the people his music was helping the most.
Kevin’s health declined rapidly in 2011, and he underwent numerous surgeries for leg infections. Still, Kevin managed to speak his hopeful message whenever possible.
HollywoodLifers, let us know what you thought of Kevin’s work with sick children, and his sad passing.
— Bryant Perkins