Joey Feek of the country and gospel duo Joey+Rory died ending her fight with terminal cancer yesterday (04). She was 40.
"My wife's greatest dream came true today," her husband Rory, 50, wrote in an emotional post to his blog This Life I Live. "She is in Heaven. The cancer is gone. The pain has ceased. And all her tears are dry."
Rory said Joey passed surrounded by loved ones.
Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, shortly after her daughter was born.
Joey was born in Alexandria, Indiana and started performing when she was only six, when she sang Dolly Parton’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ in a school talent show.
Her life changed when she moved to Nashville to pursue her dreams to become a country singer. In 2000 she signed a dead with Sony Records and two years later married Rory Feek, just two months after they met. They met at a songwriter event in 2002.
Six years later they competed on CMT’s music competition show “Can You Duet,” leading to debut album The Life of a Song and their first single, “Cheater, Cheater” in 2008.