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Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicised 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.