NC native Chris Daughtry mourns daughter Hannah’s death


The band Daughtry has postponed shows over the weekend as singer Chris Daughtry mourns the death of his daughter.

Screen Grab/Daughtry via Facebook

North Carolina native and singer Chris Daughtry is mourning the sudden death of his daughter, Hannah Price.

His band, Daughtry, posted about the 25-year-old’s “unexpected death” on social media on Saturday, Nov. 13, saying all concert dates scheduled over the weekend have been postponed. The band was set to play in Maryland on Saturday and in Connecticut on Sunday, according to its website.

No details about her death have been released.

“The Daughtry family thanks you for your understanding and respectfully asks for privacy during this difficult time,” the band wrote. “Further details will be made at a later date. The investigation into this tragic death is still ongoing.”

Chris Daughtry wrote Nov. 13 on Instagram that he is “still processing the last 24 hours.”

“I just recently lost my mother to cancer but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I was processing it privately,” he wrote. “We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and it’s another huge hit to our family.”

He went on to thank people for their “kind words and condolences.”

“I am now taking time (to) be present with my family as we attempt to heal from this devastating loss,” he wrote. “Hannah, I love you. I miss you. I wish I could hold you. This hurts so deeply.”

Price was Chris Daughtry’s wife, Deanna Daughtry’s, child from a previous relationship, NBC News reports.

Deanna Daughtry posted about her daughter’s death on Instagram along with a photo of her.

“My first born. I love you endlessly Hannah,” she wrote. “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.”

Chris Daughtry was born in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. He placed fourth during the fifth season of “American Idol” in 2006. The leader of his multi-platinum rock band, he is one of the most successful contestants to compete on the show, The News & Observer previously reported.

The band recently began its “Dearly Beloved” tour following the album’s release in September, NBC News reported.

This story was originally published November 14, 2021 1:00 PM.

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Bailey Aldridge is a reporter covering real-time news in North and South Carolina. She has a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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