Hannah Price died by suicide, found hanging by her boyfriend, confirms Chris Daughtry
'Hannah began using drugs and often found herself in abusive relationships,' Chris Daughtry said
Musician Chris Daughtry has revealed that his stepdaughter Hannah Price, who was found dead in November 2021 at her Tennessee home, died by suicide. "Hannah died by suicide and was under the influence of opioids," according to a statement given by the musician and his family on Thursday, January 20. Hannah was 25 years old at the time. The message stated, "Our beloved Daughter Hannah Price passed away on November 12th, 2021. Much speculation has been made since that date, and after a full investigation by law enforcement we are now able to speak in further detail."
Hannah had been in and out of therapy and treatment centers since she was a child, according to Chris Daughtry, as she suffered from mental illness. "As Hannah got older, she struggled to find her footing and began using drugs and often found herself in abusive relationships. Just months after losing her biological father to suicide, Hannah was the victim of a crime and was shot in the face. We did everything we could to support her and get her the help she needed to recover from these tragedies and get her life back on track," he said.
Just before Hannah died, the family stated that they had made arrangements with her to seek additional therapy and relocate closer to the family, but it was too late. The family concluded, "Hannah was a generous and loving person who wanted more for herself and others. She will forever be in the hearts and minds of those of us who love her," People reports.
Hannah reportedly reached out to her family on the morning of her death and said that she was in fear for her life after her boyfriend violently assaulted her. The family claimed that they had requested a routine check from the Fentress County Police Department and that the officers had checked everything and declared that Hannah was well. Hannah, on the other hand, was subsequently discovered hanged. Her official cause of death was confirmed by an investigation by the Fentress County DA, Fentress County Sheriff Office, and the Knoxville Medical Examiners Office, with no indications of homicide.
Hannah's mother Deanna Daughtry responded to the comments saying Hannah's death was a homicide at the time of her death. She posted on Instagram, "The news floating around that we said our daughter's death is being investigated as homicide is false! We were not told that and never said that to anyone! The day Hannah was found I shared some concerns I had with some people I know and said we won't know anything for sure till after they complete the investigation."
Daughtry added, "None of us can go jumping to conclusions. I lost my child and I'm having to now also deal with rumors and assumptions about her. The people who loved her are in pain and we are mourning they are not talking to the press, they are not spreading rumors and they sure as hell are not making this about themselves. So everyone please just stop!"