Toby Keith's Bassist Killed in Car Crash

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Chuck Goff

Chuck Goff dies in two-car collision 35 miles south of Oklahoma City; veteran bassist co-wrote Keith's hit "You Ain't Much Fun"

Carl "Chuck" Goff Jr., the longtime bassist for country star Toby Keith, died on Wednesday night in a two-car crash in Oklahoma, authorities say.

A spokesman for the Cleveland County sheriff said the 54-year-old Goff was killed at around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday evening  while driving in Noble, OK, about 35 miles south of Oklahoma City. The driver of the other car was not injured and the crash is under investigation, is reporting.

"We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our band member, Chuck Goff," Keith said in a statement. "He was a close friend for over 25 years, the band leader and bass player. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family."

Goff has played on Keith's albums dating back to his 1993 self-titled debut. He co-wrote two hits off Keith's 1994 "Boomtown" set, including "You Ain't Much Fun," which reached No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and the top 10 "Upstairs Downtown."

The well respected musician also had his own signature line of basses with Dean Guitars.