Hannah Daughtry who is best known for being the stepdaughter of Chris Daughtry, an American singer, songwriter, and actor is being reported to have passed away on Friday, November 12. He is the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock band Daughtry, which he formed after placing fourth on the fifth season of American Idol.
Hannah Daughtry was found dead in a Nashville apartment
Hannah Daughtry who was 25, was found dead in her Nashville home Friday, November 12 by the Nashville Police Department. Chris Daughtry had to cancel his concert tour and fly home to be with his family following the sudden death of his daughter, Hannah.
“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,” a rep for the singer said in a statement to PEOPLE on Friday.
The statement continued: “The Daughtry family thanks you for your understanding and respectfully asks for privacy during this very difficult time. Further details will be made available at a later date. The investigation into this tragic death is still ongoing.”
Prior to this tragedy, the band began touring earlier this month. The tour kicked off on Nov. 3 with a stop at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville before traveling to Providence, Rhode Island; Portland, Maine; Niagara Falls, New York; and Syracuse, New York. The band was scheduled to make its sixth stop Friday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Back in 2018, Hannah’s biological father committed suicide and in October of the same year, she was also shot in the face. No official statement was released about the incident. She started a GoFundMe page to pay for her medical expenses. The 21-year-old is currently working as a freelance make-up artist.
Chris Daughtry Wife & Children
Chris Daughtry has been married to Deanna Daughtry since November 11, 2000. He has four children: a stepdaughter, Hannah, born September 7, 1996, from his wife’s previous marriage, a stepson, Griffin, born June 30, 1998, and twins, Adalynn Rose and Noah James, born November 17, 2010.
In a December 2007 interview with Gibson Lifestyle, Daughtry said, “I used to call [my wife] and just quickly throw in the towel. But I’ve found that the less I say and the more I actually listen to her and just be there without actually being there, is the best thing I can do. As a man, I always feel like I need to say something. Sometimes I have to stop myself because all I want to do is call and tell her about how much awesome stuff is going on in my life, and, you know, her day is sucking hard. I could write a book on it, I’m serious.
DeAnna DuPont wrote in a tribute, “Please keep Chris Daughtry and Deanna Daughtry in your thoughts. Hannah, their 25-year-old daughter (stepdaughter to Chris) and mother to Liam & Lily was found deceased in her apartment tonight. As most of you know, Chris was one of my clients for numerous years. He loves his family dearly and I know he and Deanna are beyond devastated. My heart aches for them.”
“My heart aches for Deanna and Chris Daughtry. They lost their 25 year old daughter Hannah today. He was a smile and a hug for me, mom and my sister during dads heart surgery and may our prayers help him with open hearts! God bless your family Chris ❤️,” Timbug Keene wrote in a tribute.