It’s been nearly three months since TobyMac’s son Truett Foster McKeehan died suddenly at the age of 21. And now we know what ended up killing him.
According to People magazine, a rep for the Christian rapper says that McKeehan died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl and amphetamines. Fans will recall that McKeehan suffered cardiac arrest at his family’s Tennessee home back on October 23.
Shortly after his death, TobyMac sent out an emotional statement regarding the loss of his dear son.
“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,” TobyMac wrote in a statement obtained by People magazine. “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 also recently released the new song “21 Days” that touches on his son’s passing.
’21 years’ is a song I wrote about the recent passing of my firstborn son, Truett Foster McKeehan,” wrote TobyMac on his Instagram. “I loved him with all my heart. Until something in life hits you this hard, you never know how you will handle it. I am thankful that I have been surrounded by love, starting with God’s and extending to community near and far that have walked with us and carried us everyday. Writing this song felt like an honest confession of the questions, pain, anger, doubt, mercy and promise that describes the journey I’m probably only beginning.”
And while now knowing the cause of his death may be somewhat a comfort to the family, there is no doubt that this remains the saddest of situations.
We continue to pray for all those who mourn the loss of McKeehan.