How did Chris Daughtry's stepdaughter Hannah die? Singer cancels Dearly Beloved Tour dates
Chris' stepdaughter was found dead in her Nashville home by law enforcement on November 12
Chris Daughtry has postponed several of his upcoming tour dates after the death of his 25-year-old stepdaughter Hannah. The 41-year-old singer-songwriter has since flown to Nashville in order to be with his grieving family, in the middle of his Dearly Beloved Tour. One of the singer's representatives confirmed the unfortunate news, confirming that the singer would be taking time off from the tour.
"Due to the unexpected death of Chris and Deanna Daughtry's daughter, Hannah, all currently scheduled shows for the coming week for Daughtry have been postponed," they said.
"The Daughtry family thanks you for your understanding and respectfully asks for privacy during this very difficult time." The rep also expressed that the circumstances behind Hannah's death were being looked into. "Further details will be made available at a later date. The investigation into this tragic death is still ongoing," they stated. Some of the other singers who made headlines recently include Sarah Dash and Johnny Ventura.
How did Hannah die?
According to People Magazine, Chris' stepdaughter was found dead in her Nashville home by law enforcement on Friday, November 12. Daughtry shared Hannah with his wife Deanna, whom he married in 2000. He and his spouse previously welcomed a pair of twins named Adalynn Rose and Noah James in 2010. They also share a stepson named Griffin.
Deanna shared an image of a burning candle to her Instagram account on Friday and re-shared the representative's message in her post's caption. She also went on to change her profile picture to the candle as well. Chris later reposted the image to his Instagram Story.
No official statements and records were released about the incident surrounding Hannah's death. However, some outlets reported that in 2018, Hannah’s biological father committed suicide, and in October of the same year, she was also shot in the face. At the time, she started a GoFundMe page to pay for her medical expenses. The 21-year-old was working as a freelance makeup artist at the time of her death.
'No words, Deanna. I’ll be praying for you'
A number of fans of the couple posted messages in tribute of Hannah under Deanna's post. "No words, Deanna. I’ll be praying for you," one of them wrote, while another said, "My deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family." A third noted, "Praying for your peace and strength through this unbelievably difficult time."
For his 2013 track 'Waiting For Superman,' Chris previously spoke about how he drew inspiration from his experience as a father. He told Yahoo Music about what he had learned during his time as a parent. "I think every dad probably feels this way about their kids: No matter how old they get or how young they are, you're always going to be there to fight for them, and you're always going to be there to pick them up when they fall down," he stated. "My wife and my daughter were certainly my muses for the lyrical content of that song."