TobyMac’s 21-year-old son Truett Foster McKeehan died following an accidental overdose of fentanyl and amphetamines, according to multiple reports.
The Christian rapper’s oldest child passed away at the McKeehan family’s Tennessee home last October, with an autopsy subsequently conducted at the Nashville medical examiner’s office. Just one week earlier, the aspiring artist performed his first solo gig, which his father proudly attended.
A representative for TobyMac today confirms to People the presence of two drugs in Truett’s system.
Quoting the Davidson County Medical Coroner in Tennessee, The Davidson County Medical Coroner in Tennessee, Radar Online reports the youngster died from “acute combined drug intoxication.” The cause of death was deemed an “accident.”
Earlier this month, TobyMac shared a heartbreaking tribute to his son, titled “21 Years.” The day before the song dropped, the grieving artist took social media to thank his supporters and discuss the pain of writing the song.
Prior to the tragic incident, the singer released a song called “Scars” that detailed his relationship with his son after Truett had moved out of their family home.
TobyMac and his wife Amanda Levy McKeehan set up a foundation in honor of their son, the Truett Foster Foundation, which aims to raise funds to help kids seeking a career in music.