Multiple Dove Award winner TobyMac has revealed that his oldest son, Truett Foster McKeehan, had died suddenly at his Tennessee home on Tuesday night or Wednesday. He was 21 years old.
The Nashville Fire Department responded late Wednesday morning to a report of a person in cardiac arrest at a home in the city's Radnor neighborhood. McKeehan was pronounced dead on arrival.
"Toby was traveling back from Canada and did not get home to be with his family until after midnight (Wednesday) night so there is no statement," a representative told The Tennessean. "We just ask that everyone please be respectful of their privacy during this time and allow them to grieve their loss."
McKeehan's cause and manner of death remain under investigation, the Metro Nashville Police Department said. An autopsy will be conducted at the medical examiner's office in Nashville.
TobyMac postponed the remaining dates of a week-long Canadian tour to return home to his wife and other children in Franklin, Tennessee.
In a statement, TobyMac said his son "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."