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'American Idol' star Chris Daughtry's stepdaughter, 25, found dead at her home
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'American Idol' star Chris Daughtry's stepdaughter, 25, found dead at her home

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Daughtry in Concert - Cincinnati

Chris Daughtry of Daughtry performs at Riverbend Music Center on July 1, 2014, in Cincinnati. 

Chris Daughtry has postponed some upcoming concerts to fly home to be with his family after the sudden death of his stepdaughter Hannah, 25.

“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 band said in a statement.

People reported that Hanna was found dead in her Nashville home on Friday, according to the Nashville Police Department.

Hannah and her brother Griffin, 23, are Deanna’s children from a previous marriage. Chris, 41, and Deanna, 48, also share 10-year-old twins Adalynn Rose and Noah James.

The lead vocalist and guitarist of the Grammy-nominated rock band Daughtry was on tour promoting the group’s sixth album, “Dearly Beloved,” which was released in September.

The tour kicked off earlier this month with a show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

On Friday, Daughtry was scheduled to perform in Atlantic City, N.J.

According to the band’s website, shows until at least next Friday have been postponed. That includes stops in Silver Spring, Md., Uncasville, Conn., Montclair, N.J., Huntington, N.Y., and Indianapolis, Ind.

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

Chris, who gained mainstream fame after finishing fourth on the fifth season of “American Idol” in 2006, met Deanna in 2000.


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