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Chris Daughtry has finally revealed the cause of his stepdaughter Hannah Price‘s death.
Two months after her passing, the 42-year-old singer and his family told People on Wednesday that the 25-year-old died by suicide while under the influence of narcotics on November 12 at her home in Fentress County, Tennessee. The statement reads:
“Our beloved Daughter Hannah Price passed away on November 12th, 2021. Much speculation has been made since that date, and after a full investigation by law enforcement we are now able to speak in further detail.”
The family shared that Hannah struggled with mental health since she was young and “was in and out of therapy and treatment centers” over the years before adding:
“As Hannah got older, she struggled to find her footing and began using drugs and often found herself in abusive relationships. Just months after losing her biological father to suicide, Hannah was the victim of a crime and was shot in the face. We did everything we could to support her and get her the help she needed to recover from these tragedies and get her life back on track. We had just recently made plans with Hannah for her to seek further treatment and move closer to the family.”
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According to the statement, Chris and Deanna Daughtry’s child called her family members on the morning of her death and told them she “was in fear for her life” after her boyfriend allegedly physically attacked her and stole her car. This led the American Idol alum and co. to reach out to authorities to perform a wellness check at her home, during which officers determined she was “OK.” But after police left, Hannah was later found hanging by her boyfriend, who dialed 911. She was soon pronounced dead at the scene.
“Hannah was a generous and loving person who wanted more for herself and others. She will forever be in the hearts and minds of those of us who love her. We ask for your continued privacy at this time while we grieve.”
Chris and Deanna previously penned heartbreaking tributes to Hannah, and the musician postponed his tour following the news of her death. While there was speculation that her death was being investigated as a homicide, his wife later slammed the rumors and urged everyone to stop “jumping to conclusions”:
“I lost my child and I’m having to now also deal with rumors and assumptions about her. “The people who loved her are in pain and we are mourning they are not talking to the press, they are not spreading rumors and they sure as hell are not making this about themselves. So everyone please just stop! … We are real people! Just because my husband has a public job does not mean this is OK to do.”
We are continuing to keep Chris and his family in our thoughts as they continue to mourn their loss.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741, or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.