Chris Daughtry Issues Statement After Postponing Tour in Wake of Stepdaughter’s Sudden Death

by Joe Rutland

Musician Chris Daughtry postponed his current tour on Monday in the wake of his stepdaughter Hannah’s sudden death.

Officials found Hannah Daughtry, 25, dead in her home in Nashville.

Meanwhile, this statement has been posted on the band’s Instagram account on Monday night.

Hannah and her brother Griffin are children from Daughtry’s wife Deanna’s previous marriage.

Chris Daughtry appeared on American Idol in its fifth season.

He has gone on to have a solid music career in rock.

Hannah herself leaves behind two children, one son, and one daughter. Unfortunately, Hannah previously lost her biological father when he took his own life. Her mom then met Chris Daughtry (her stepfather) whom she later married.

“I love this person because she just dealt with some real bulls**t of mine that I’m dealing with myself, and she’s strong enough to stand by me and get through it with me, and hopefully, we come out stronger together,” Chris previously said about Deanna.

Press Release Issued Around Death of Chris Daughtry Stepdaughter

Earlier on Monday, a press release was issued from Fentress County District Attorney Jared Effler.

It says, “On Friday, November 12, 2021, the Fentress County Sheriffs Office and the Regional Forensic Center began an investigation into the death of Hannah Marie Price, age 25.

“This is a death investigation and any attempt to classify it as a homicide investigation at this time is premature and irresponsible,” the press release states. “Further, no one has been arrested pertaining to the death of Ms. Price. Once the investigation into the death of Hannah Marie Price is complete, authorities will forward their findings to the Eighth Judicial District Attorney General’s Office for review.”

On Friday, officers arrested Bobby Jolly, Hannah’s boyfriend. He had a previous run-in with police officers.

According to TMZ, detectives reportedly told Daughtry and his family that Hannah was the victim of homicide. There is still not a lot of information related to the case. 

Hannah Daughtry Boyfriend Arrested Earlier This Year Over Hit-and-Run

In April 2021, officers reportedly arrested Jolly in connection with a hit-and-run incident in Tennessee, per ABC6. Jolly allegedly shot at another vehicle’s driver, according to police reports. Hannah was present at the time.

Deanna Daughtry also took to Instagram over the weekend.

She wrote, “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.”

Country music superstar Lee Ann Womack left a brief comment on this post, writing, “Beautiful Hannah and Deanna…I love you both.”