Country Music Star Joey Feek Dies at 40: Manager | NBC Southern California

Country Music Star Joey Feek Dies at 40: Manager

Feek's manager Aaron Carnahan told The Associated Press that Feek died Friday at home in Indiana. She had been diagnosed with cancer.

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    Joey Feek, who with her husband Rory formed the award-winning country duo Joey + Rory, has died. She was 40.

    Feek's manager Aaron Carnahan told The Associated Press that Feek died Friday at home in Indiana. She had been diagnosed with cancer.

    Her husband, Rory Feek, said in a blog post: "My wife’s greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven."

    "The cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and all her tears are dry," he wrote. "Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior."

    Earlier this week, Rory wrote in a post on his blog Joey said her final goodbyes to her loved ones just before she slipped into a "deep sleep" amid her ongoing battle with cancer.

    The brunette singer from Alexandria, Indiana, found success when she paired up in 2008 with her songwriter husband on the Country Music Television singing competition "Can You Duet?"

    Joey Feek sang lead with her husband, who sported sideburns and overalls, singing the harmony parts on their traditional country songs, including "That's Important to Me."

    In 2014, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, which continued to spread despite multiple surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Last fall, Rory Feek wrote on his blog that they had decided to end treatment.

    The music industry mourned Joey Feek on social media: