Joey Feek Passes Away: See Husband Rory Feek’s Moving Tribute [Video]

Joey Martin Feek of the popular country and gospel duo Joey + Rory has passed away. The “Cheater Cheater” singer’s husband, Rory, broke the news to fans via their official Facebook page.

According to People, Feek died on Friday in her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, following a battle with cervical cancer. She was 40-years-old.

In a blog post on This Life I Live, Rory Feek shared that his wife’s “greatest wish” has finally come true.

“The cancer is gone, the pain has ceased and all her tears are dry. Joey is in the arms of her beloved brother Justin and using her pretty voice to sing for her savior. 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.”

In the post, Rory also mentions another dream of Joey Feek’s that came true. As reported by the Inquistr, famed country artist Dolly Parton reached out to the ailing singer in a surprise video tribute. Joey was a huge fan of Dolly all her life, singing the songs by her music idol since age 4.

Said Rory Feek, “‘Coat of Many Colors’ was a regular part of our show and at home she loved to put on Dolly and listen to ‘Hello God’, ‘When I Sing For Him’, ‘Me and Little Andy’ and many others.”

Determined to respect Joey’s memory, her husband put together a tribute of his own. Rory, writes USA Today, was looking through old pictures when he happened across a song they had made a few years ago. Although the tune never made it on an official Joey + Rory album, “In the Time You Gave Me” was now of huge emotional significance.

“I could barely listen or watch at first,” Rory confessed.

It’s not surprising. That he and Joey would unknowingly craft a touching song with so much relevance to their love and tragedy seems practically unfathomable. And yet, Feek shared that the longer he listened to the song, he “smiled more and cried less.”

He’d previously shared that one of the last things Joey Feek told him, before drifting into a deep sleep, is that she “had no regrets.”

“I can honestly say, that I have done everything I wanted to do and lived the life I always wanted to live.”

Using the song “In the Time You Gave Me,” Rory Feek put together a video of Joey, featuring various images of her during their life together in the time that she gave him. You can watch the moving video below.