Truett Forster McKeehan was the eldest son of legendary Christian rapper, “TobyMac” McKeehan. Truett passed away early Wednesday morning at the age of 21.
According to the Tennessean, Nashville Fire Department responded to an alert at 10:50am that a person was going into cardiac arrest. Nashville Fire Department spokesman confirmed that Truett was dead on arrival.
A representative speaking on behalf of the family informed USA Today that the cause of death has not yet been determined. Kevin (TobyMac) was returning home from Canada and was not able to be reunited with his family until after midnight last night, so no statement has been made.
The representative has requested that people be respectful of the family’s privacy during this time.
McKeenhan was also known as Truett Forster, TRU, truDogg and Shiloh online. He was also known as an aspiring rapper on the secular scene. Truett has released numerous independent songs, and collaborated with father, TobyMac on albums such as DC Talk’s Solo EP, Momentum, Re:Mix Momentum, Welcome to Diverse City, Portable Sounds, Tonight, and Eye On It. Truett was also featured on, “Backseat Driver” from This Is Not A Test, and “Alone” on Hollyn’s self-titled EP.
TobyMac’s “Scars” was reportedly written about how his relationship had changed with his son after he moved out on his own. He reported to the Tennessean that he was finding it challenging to watch his son get beaten up by the world.
Truett’s Instagram account reported that he had played his first live show with some success. He thanked his supporters.
TobyMac has yet to release a statement regarding the family’s loss. However, according to the Tennessean, his concert in Edmonton and Calgary have been postponed.
McKeehan is survived by his Father Kevin “TobyMac” McKeehan, Mother Amanda McKeehan, and four siblings, twins Moses and Marlee (21), Leo (14) and Judah (13).