“American Idol” alum Chris Daughtry has postponed his concert tour after the death of his 25-year-old daughter Hannah, who was found in her home Friday by the Nashville Police Department, according to People.
“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 cancelled or postponed,” a statement from the family read. “The Daughtry family thanks you for our 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.”
“I am still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken,” the Daughtry posted on Instagram. “I just recently lost my mother to cancer but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I was processing it privately. We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and it’s another huge hit to our family. Thank you all for your kind words and condolences. They are truly felt and appreciated. I am now taking time be present with my family as we attempt to heal from this devastating loss.”
He followed up by reposting another of his wife’s tributes, one that included a carousel of photos of his daughter and said, “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.”
Daughtry and his band — also named Daughtry — started touring earlier this month, beginning their tour dates in Nashville, then heading to Rhode Island, Maine, Niagara Falls and Syracuse.
The band was originally scheduled to play in New Jersey Friday and Maryland Saturday.