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Krystal Keith 'Shattered' by the Death of 'Hero' Dad Toby Keith: 'I'm Lucky I Got to Say Goodbye'

"As great as he was in his career, he was so much greater as a dad and a husband and a Pop Pop," the country star's younger daughter wrote. "He was my hero"

<p>Krystal Keith/Instagram; Jason Kempin/Getty Images</p> Krystal Keith and Toby Keith

Krystal Keith/Instagram; Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Krystal Keith and Toby Keith

Krystal Keith is paying tribute to her late father Toby Keith.

Krystal, 38, posted a carousel of photos of Toby to Instagram on Friday and said in the caption that she was devastated by her father's death.

"I am shattered. As great as he was in his career, he was so much greater as a dad and a husband and a Pop Pop. He was my hero," she wrote of Toby in the caption.

She went on to list why she's grateful for the time she had with her dad, who died from stomach cancer on Monday at the age of 62 after being diagnosed two and a half years ago.

<p>R. Diamond/WireImage</p> Toby Keith and daughter Krystal during the CMA Awards in November 2004

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Toby Keith and daughter Krystal during the CMA Awards in November 2004

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Krystal followed in her father's footsteps and pursued a career in country music before marrying and welcoming two daughters of her own.

"I am so lucky to have had him and so grateful he got to walk me down the aisle and meet my babies. That I have years of memories traveling the world as a family," she wrote. "I am blessed that I got to spend years traveling on the road and singing on stage with him. That I have mountains of video footage and endless tracks of music to watch him on and hear his voice with."

Krystal added, "I’m lucky I got to say goodbye and tell him what he meant to me."

The "Daddy Dance with Me" singer went on to say that she was grateful that there were so many other tributes to him that she hoped to be able to appreciate one day.

<p>Krystal Keith/Instagram</p> Toby Keith with Krystal and one of his granddaughters

Krystal Keith/Instagram

Toby Keith with Krystal and one of his granddaughters

"There has been an [immense] outpouring of love and segments remembering him that someday I hope to be able to watch and enjoy once I’m able. This amount of people and networks honoring him is a reminder that he wasn’t just ours. He was the world’s. He is the gift that we were, as a family, able to offer the world and he did not squander our sacrifice of time with him. He lived a hundred lives of accomplishments and impact in peoples lives."

Krystal continued, "There is so much he did for people that no one knew about, even us. He didn’t want recognition for doing good deeds, he just did them because his heart led him to or someone needed him to."

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Toward the end of her post, Krystal said that she'd always try to honor Toby.

"The pain is so unbelievably deep and it feels like I have a literal broken heart but I know that it wouldn’t hurt so bad if we didn’t love him and get to be loved so deeply by him. He never made me wonder if he would be there for me," she wrote.

"Love YOU more dad. XO," Krystal signed off her post.

<p>Krystal Keith/Instagram</p> Krystal Keith and her father, Toby Keith, while she was pregnant

Krystal Keith/Instagram

Krystal Keith and her father, Toby Keith, while she was pregnant

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Krystal is Toby's second daughter with wife Tricia Lucus, after he adopted Lucus' daughter Shelley from a previous relationship. The country singer and Lucus are also parents to son Stelen, 26, who paid tribute to his father on Thursday. Though the family's legal last name is Covel, Krystal is his only child to have adopted his stage (and middle) name, Keith.

She got her start in music after being featured on her dad's 2004 song "Mockingbird," and they performed the song at the CMAs that year.

Krystal released her only studio album to date, Whiskey & Lace, in 2013.

She wrote the aforementioned song, "Daddy Dance with Me," specifically for her father-daughter dance with Toby at her 2010 wedding to Andrew Sandubrae.

The couple has two daughters, Kirby and Hensley, who are featured in her Instagram tribute spending time with Toby.

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