God just gained one of country music’s most beautiful angels.

Beloved country duo Joey+Rory’s Joey Feek has passed away at the age of 40. Announced via a post on their blog This Life I Live on March 4, Joey had been suffering the effects of Stage IV cancer throughout the past year. Rare Country announced the heartbreaking news back in June.

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,” Rory Feek wrote.

Country music fans were first introduced to the talented couple in 2008, when Joey and Rory Feek came in third place in CMT’s singing competition show “Can You Duet.” From there, the duo went on to win “Top New Vocal Duo of the Year” at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards and reach the top 40 with their lead-off single “Cheater, Cheater.”

Yet, it was just over the past year that the country duo might have reached their highest point of notoriety, with millions of music fans from around the world following Joey’s cancer journey via Rory’s blog.

In recent weeks, Joey watched as the country duo’s album reached the top of the charts and their little girl turn two years old.

Please join us in sending our deepest condolences to all of those who loved Joey.

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Posted by Joey+Rory on Friday, March 4, 2016

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Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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