Country Singer Kevin Sharp Dies at 43

Kevin Sharp

Country musician Kevin Sharp, who defied the odds in a well-publicized battle with cancer in the 1990s prior to becoming a hit artist on the Billboard country charts, has died at the age of 43.

He passed away Saturday evening (April 19) due to ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues, according to the artist's website

Sharp gave back to the Make-A-WIsh Foundation, becoming one of its leading spokespersons, and also toured the United States as a motivational speaker, telling audiences of the struggles he overcame to succeed in the music business.

Funeral arrangements are pending.