It is with an extremely heavy heart to report that after a long and courageous battle with cancer, Joey Feek, from country music’s beloved duo Joey + Rory, has passed away. Both Joey and Rory’s strength, courage and faith has been beyond amazing as she continued her fight day after day.
Rory Feek announced via thislifeilive.com, “At 2:30 this afternoon, as we were gathered around her, holding hands and praying.. my precious bride breathed her last. And a moment later took her first breath on the other side.”
This disease is a vicious one, but Joey fought her way through for quite some time, setting goals along the way. She recently reached one of her final goals, celebrating her daughter’s second birthday. Rory has kept the community updated through his blog, thislifeilive.com. During his wife’s final days, he wrote “One of the last things Joey said before she drifted into the deep sleep she’s been in for a few days now is, “I have no regrets… I can honestly say, that I have done everything I wanted to do and lived the life I always wanted to live”.”
Joey leaves behind a loving husband, Rory, a beautiful daughter, Indiana (2), two stepdaughters Heidi and Hopie, both parents and three sisters, as well as a community that loves & respects her and the entire family.
Joey also leaves so much love and inspiration to those that were around her, and those of us that have followed their story so closely. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families and friends during this difficult time.