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Country singer Kevin Sharp dead at 43

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Country singer Kevin Sharp has died from “complications due to cancer,” his mother told CNN.

He was 43.

Sharp was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager. He was treated and the disease did not reoccur, but he had problems later in life because of the radiation and chemotherapy he underwent, Elaine Sharp said.

She told CNN her son died Saturday night at her home in Fair Oaks, California.

“He had a good, strong heart,” she said. “He’s not hurting anymore.”

Sharp is perhaps best-known for his hit song, “Nobody Knows.” In later years, he traveled the country as a motivational speaker, according to his website.

Specifically, he died “due to ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues,” the site said.

It asked for people who want to make a donation in his memory to give to their local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Sharp was active with the organization as an adult after being on the receiving end as a youngster.

A memorial service is being planned in Nashville, Tennessee. Details were not immediately available.


  • Will Grant

    RIP…for those who didn’t know, Kevin always had a really offbeat sense of humor. He is going to be buried in a Dracula costume.

  • Brenda carpenter

    I’m sorry for your loss, Kevin was a handsome man and he didn’t let his illness bring him down, I remember the first time I heard his song nobody knows my daughter told me he had cancer, I just look at her and said no he don’t ,he had a beautiful voice I can sit and listen to his music over and over, once again I’m sorry for your loss RIP

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