Country singer Joey Feek dead at 40: Singer’s husband says ‘she is in heaven’

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Joey Feek died at age 40 after a courageous battle with cancer, according her husband, Rory Feek.

Rory wrote, “My wife’s greatest dream came true today. She is in Heaven” in a post titled “A Dream Come True.”

Rory Feek, who with his wife makes up the country duo Joey + Rory, has been documenting his wife’s battle with cancer on his blog, This Life I Live.

On Monday, Rory wrote that Joey’s body was shutting down quickly. Friday, he shared news of her passing.

“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.”

Fans have been following their journey since Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer a few months after she gave birth to their daughter, Indiana, in 2014.

Before falling into the “deep sleep,” she told her daughter, Indiana, that she loved her and “mama will be watching over you.” Rory said Joey gave their daughter “one last kiss.”

“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 had previously said she had two goals: to live to see the Grammy’s and her daughter’s second birthday. While Joey was able to be there for her daughter’s big day, they didn’t win the Grammy. The couple said they were honored to be nominated.

Credit: This Life I Live

Rory said Friday he and his family will soon be home.

“After four-and-a-half months in Indiana, we will soon be back home in Tennessee. Me, and our little one, with our older daughters. It’s hard for me to imagine being there without Joey, but at the same time… it is where she wants us to be. It’s where she will be… She’s gonna be in the mint growing beside our back deck, the sweet-corn frozen in our freezer and a million other places that her hand and heart has touched around our little farmhouse and community. Joey will still be with us. Everywhere.”

Last year, the couple chose to end treatments for Joey’s stage 4 cancer, for which she had undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Joey was moved to hospice care at the end of last year after doctors told her there was nothing more they could do for her.

The pair came to fame after appearing in 2008 on the CMT reality singing competition “Can You Duet.” They had a hit with their single “Cheater, Cheater” that same year. The couple also appeared in commercials for

*CNN contributed to this story

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