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Country singer Kevin Sharp dies at 43

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Country singer Kevin Sharp has died.  A post on his website says he passed away Saturday night after suffering "ongoing complications" from previous stomach operations and digestive problems.  Kevin was 43. 

The California-born performer began his recording career with 1996's Measure of a Man.  His debut album featured the hit "Nobody Knows," which spent four weeks at number one on the chart. 

Sharp also logged two other top ten hits in the late '90s -- "She Sure Is Taking It Well" and "If You Love Somebody."  His last release was the 2011 single, "Let Me Rock You to Sleep." 

Sharp launched his career with the help of David Foster.  He met the legendary producer through the Make-A-Wish Foundation as a teenager, as he was battling cancer.  Kevin told his story in the 2004 book Tragedy's Gift: Surviving Cancer

During his final years Sharp made appearances throughout the U.S. as a motivational speaker, and served as a spokesman for Make-A-Wish.  Kevin's family is asking fans who want to honor him to make a donation to their local Make-A-Wish chapter.  Funeral arrangements haven't been announced.  A memorial service is being planned for Nashville. 

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