Bass player for Toby Keith dies in Noble crash

Carl Reber “Chuck” Goff Jr., the bass player for Toby Keith, was killed in a two-car collision Wednesday.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 28, 2013 at 8:23 pm •  Published: February 28, 2013

— A man killed in a crash Wednesday night has been identified as Carl Reber “Chuck” Goff Jr., the bass player for Oklahoma country music star Toby Keith.

Goff, 54, of Noble, was killed in a two-car collision about 7:45 p.m. Wednesday at 96th Street and Cemetery Road.

Cleveland County sheriff's spokeswoman Meghan McCormick said the crash remains under investigation. Only the two drivers were involved in the wreck. The other driver was not injured, she said.

Bassist, songwriter

Along with playing bass for Keith, Goff shared songwriting credits with the superstar on his hits “Upstairs Downtown” and “You Ain't Much Fun.” Goff also had his own signature bass through Dean Guitars.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our band member, Chuck Goff,” Keith said in a statement released through his publicist.

“He was a close friend for over 25 years, the band leader and bass player. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”


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