Country Singer, Former Idaho Resident Kevin Sharp Dies
Country Singer and former Idaho resident Kevin Sharp, who released a number-one single, recorded other popular songs, and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died at the age of 43.
Doctors say Sharp died in Fair Oaks, Calif., at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from stomach surgery and digestive issues.
Sharp gained fame with the release of “Nobody Knows,” a number-one single on his 1996 debut album “Measure of a Man.” He released two other albums, “Love Is” in 1998 and “Make A Wish” in 2008.
Sharp was born in 1970 in Redding, Calif., When he was seven years old, his family moved to Weiser, Idaho to open a restaurant. Sharp was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, which he overcame after two years of chemotherapy and radiation.