Country Singer Kevin Sharp Dies After A Long, Public Battle With Cancer

Kevin Sharp's battle started a long time ago. In fact, Kevin Sharp's battled started even before he was a famous country musician. He burst onto the country music scene in 1997, having survived a form of bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma in his teen years. Now, Sharp has passed away from that same cancer, at the age of 43. It was through the Make-A-Wish-Foundation that Sharp met with record producer David Foster. Years later, after his cancer had gone into remission, Sharp was signed to Asylum Records; his first album, Measure Of A Man, was released in 1996. Its leading single spent four weeks at the top of the Billboard 100, and the album was certified gold.

"If there is one thing that might be more shocking than hearing a death sentence, it's hearing that death sentence lifted," Sharp once wrote. "Finding your way back into life after being taken out of it for so long is harder than you might imagine."

But he did it, for a long while, working heavily with Make-A-Wish and working as a motivational speaker.

It has been reported that Sharp died from "ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues."