Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43
Apr. 20, 2014
FAIR OAKS, California (AP) — Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.
His sister Mary Huston says Sharp died in Fair Oaks, California, on Saturday night of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.
Sharp gained fame with the release of "Nobody Knows," a single on his 1996 debut album "Measure of a Man." He released two other albums, "Love Is" in 1998 and "Make A Wish" in 2005.
Born in 1970 in Redding, California, Sharp was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, which he overcame after two years of chemotherapy and radiation.
Sharp became a motivational speaker, a spokesman for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and wrote "Tragedy's Gift," a 2004 book about fighting cancer.