Chris Daughtry postpones tour dates after daughter's 'unexpected' death: 'This hurts so deeply'

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Chris Daughtry is mourning the loss of his daughter Hannah, 25, after her sudden death.

The rock singer's reps released a statement on behalf of the family saying upcoming dates for Daughtry's Dearly Beloved Tour will be postponed as the family asks for privacy during this "difficult time."

"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," the statement reads.

Hannah's body was found at her home in Fentress County, Tennessee, on Friday. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a second statement from Daughtry's reps. Medical examiners are still investigating the cause of death, the statement added.

Chris Daughtry has postponed future tour dates after the "unexpected" death of his daughter.
Chris Daughtry has postponed future tour dates after the "unexpected" death of his daughter.

"I am still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken. I just recently in the last week lost my mother to cancer but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I was processing it privately," Chris Daughtry said in a Saturday statement. "We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and it's another huge hit to our family."

The "American Idol" alum shared his wife's Instagram post on his story followed by another of her posts which included a touching tribute.

"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 my daughter Hannah," she wrote.

Chris Daughtry and Deanna Daughtry were married in 2000. Deanna had Hannah and her son Griffin in a previous relationship. Chris Daughtry has adopted both of the eldest children while also having 10-year-old twins Adalynn and Noah.

Daughtry's tour kicked off Nov. 2 in Cincinnati. According to the website, dates for the Saturday show in Silverspring, Maryland, and the Sunday show in Uncasville, Connecticut, have been postponed in light of the news. New dates have not been announced.

"I am now taking time to be present with my family as we attempt to heal from this series of devastating losses. Hannah, I love you and I miss you. I wish I could hold you. This hurts so deeply," Chris Daughtry added in his statement.

Members of the music community sent comforting words to the Daughtry family.

Black Stone Cherry band member Ben Wells wrote: "I am so sorry. Many prayers for you and your family."

"Sending you and your family our deepest condolences. We’re so sorry," the iHeartRadio Instagram account wrote.

The Dearly Beloved Tour is the first time Daughtry and his band have toured since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Last August the band launched the "Live From Home" virtual concert series. Proceeds from the streamed performances were donated to live venues around the country, as most were closed during stay-at-home restrictions.

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