Christian rapper TobyMac opened up on Sunday about the death of his 21-year-old son Truett Foster McKeehan. McKeehan died unexpectedly at a Nashville home on Oct. 23. Metro Nashville Police Department did not initially disclose the cause of death and said an autopsy would be conducted by the medical examiner's department.
TobyMac honored his son by writing a moving tribute via Twitter.
As we enter this week of Thanksgiving we have something we'd like to share...
Such overwhelming love has surrounded us this last month. We still don't quite know which end is up but we do KNOW, we are loved. As we mourn our firstborn son, God has poured out His love on us through people. He has loved us through you....your kind acts and words and prayers and thoughts and songs and poems and teachings and gifts and meals and time and expertise and travel have made death bearable.
You have been God's light to us in our darkest days - A comfort to our broken hearts. We have experienced family at every layer and every turn. From the closest to those who have loved from a distance, thank you, thank you a thousand times over. We are grateful for your gentle and compassionate hearts. It is something we will never forget. Community as it should be...the body at its best. How God must be pleased!
Also- We've been encouraging ourselves to stand on this...the place of death is actually where all that we believe is most significant. That God has the power to do what he promised, defeat death and give life to anyone who believes. So from the valley of the shadow of death we pray a flood of thankfulness will rise this week. Thankfulness to a kind God who is not afraid.
The Father of the Heavenly lights...who shines most beautifully in the darkness, and gives us everything we need.
In honor of McKeehan, TobyMac started the Truett Foster Foundation to raise funds for college scholarships. In lieu of flowers, the family requested individuals donate to the fund.