Who is Hannah Price's mother Deanna Daughtry? Songwriter says 'I love you endlessly'
Deanna Daughtry is an American songwriter and massage therapist, and the wife of former 'American Idol' contestant Chris Daughtry
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: Chris Daughtry has postponed several of his upcoming tour dates after the death of his 25-year-old stepdaughter Hannah pRICE. Hannah 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.
Authorities are treating the death of Chris Daughtry's stepdaughter as a homicide and have arrested her boyfriend Bobby Jolly in the case. Tennessee District Attorney General Jared Effler is leading an investigation into Hannah Price's shocking death, which was declared a homicide.
In the aftermath of Hannah's death, her mother Deanna is mourning the loss of her 25-year-old daughter. 48-year-old Deanna wrote a tribute for her deceased daughter on Saturday, November 13.
Who is Deanna Daughtry?
Deanna Daughtry is an American songwriter and massage therapist, and the wife of former 'American Idol' contestant Chris Daughtry. In an interview with PEOPLE in 2019, Deanna said that she had kept her bisexuality hidden for a long time due to external pressures. "I was hiding and shutting down a part of myself. As I built up these walls to protect myself, I was creating a prison, and I couldn’t fully experience life and people couldn’t fully experience me— and it’s all based on fear," Deanna had said. Chris Daughtry has reportedly been very supportive and went on to once say, "I didn’t feel threatened. “I wanted her to be happy with who she was, and not hide that or be ashamed.”
After Hannah's death, Deanna took to Instagram to pay tribute to her daughter. "My first born. I love you endlessly Hannah. Our family would like to thank you all for the outpouring of love as we grieve the loss of our daughter Hannah. We are awaiting the autopsy results to determine how Hannah sustained the injuries that caused her death. Our hearts are broken," she wrote.
Hannah's boyfriend Jolly, also 25, was arrested and booked into Fentress County Jail later that day, although it's still unclear if he's a person of interest or a suspect in Hannah's death. Price's final years were marked with strife and tragedy, especially after her biological father Randall Scott Price ended his own life in March 2018. Months later, the mother-of-two and one of her roommates got caught up in a run-in with gang members in Humboldt, Tennessee. The incident saw Price shot in the face and forced to have plastic surgery to be fitted with a prosthetic eye. She was reportedly with a teen who was trying to join the Crips gang.