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FAIR OAKS, Calif. - Kevin Sharp, a country music singer with ties to Idaho who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43.

His sister Mary Huston says Sharp died in Fair Oaks, Calif., at 10:49 p.m. Saturday of complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.

Sharp, who spent part of his childhood in Weiser, gained fame with the release of Nobody Knows, a single on his 1996 debut album Measure of a Man. He released two other albums, Love Is in 1998 and Make A Wish in 2005.

Born in 1970 in Redding, Calif., Sharp was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, which he overcame after two years of chemotherapy and radiation.

Sharp became a motivational speaker, a spokesman for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and wrote Tragedy's Gift, a 2004 book about fighting cancer.

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