Singer Chris Daughtry’s 25-year-old stepdaughter was apparently injured before she was found dead inside her Tennessee home, her mother said on social media.
It’s unclear what caused the death of Hannah Price, whose final few years were fraught with trouble, including the suicide of her biological father, being shot in the face during an apparent gang attack, and an arrest in an April road rage incident.
“My first born,” mom Deanna Daughtry wrote on Instagram. “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.”
The mom posted a slideshow of photos of her daughter and a burning candle after her death.
Chris Daughtry postponed his concert tour to fly home to Nashville to be with his family. He re-posted his wife’s candle photo on his Instagram page.
Hannah Price’s biological father, Randall Scott Price, committed suicide in March 2018.
About eight months later, Hannah and a roommate were apparently caught up in a run-in with gang members in Humboldt, Tenn. Hannah was shot in the face, underwent surgery and had to be fitted with a prosthetic eye, according to her social media and news reports.
The incident involved a teenager who was trying to join the Crips. Price wrote on Facebook that she was forced to intervene when her roommate took her somewhere frequented by gang members, who apparently tried to kill him.
Hannah wrote online that she had been trying to “save a friend” when she was shot.
“I noticed they didn’t have the gun cocked so by the time I noticed they were trying to shoot at him I was trying to run the kid over with my car and I ended up getting shot in the face. I was blind for a little over two weeks and this happened directly after my dad had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. It was a lot,” she wrote online.
Hannah established a GoFundMe on Oct. 19, 2018, showing a grisly photo of her injured face. The fundraiser was halted before more than $945 worth of donations came through.
Price, who also reportedly has two small children, explained what happened on her Facebook page.
“Hi I am Hannah Price and I am raising money for my medical bills,” she wrote. “I was airlifted after being shot in Humboldt TN Oct 12 2018 and had emergency surgery. I’m also raising money to pay for my next surgery. I do have insurance so it covers most of it but I have an out-of-pocket pay about $120. I totaled my car whenever I was shot trying to save my friend so I also need to save money to get a new vehicle so that I can start working again.”
Hannah indicated on social media that she was the 24-year-woman identified in a local news story as the victim of a shooting in Humboldt, TN.
Humboldt police said in 2018 that they had arrested a 15-year-old on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault with serious bodily injuries, and possession of a handgun during a dangerous felony, according to the report. There were at least four “boys” involved in the attack, Hannah said on her Facebook page.
A Humboldt police officer who answered the phone Saturday told The Post he could not comment on the 2018 shooting case.
Tumult appeared to follow Hannah in the months before her death: in April, she and a man were arrested in a hit-and-run incident in Tennessee, during which police say the male driver allegedly fired a weapon at another vehicle before fleeing.
Hannah and her brother Griffin, 23, are Chris’ wife Deanna Daughtry’s children with Price. Chris and Deanna, 48, who met in 2000, have 10-year-old twins together, Adalynn Rose and Noah James.
Though Hannah indicated at one point on her page that her surgeries were going well, she also posted a meme reading: “All my jokes are cries for help.”
In April 2019 she wrote, “I am very, very alone.”
Deanna Daughtry was unavailable for comment Saturday.
“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.
“The Daughtry family thanks you for your understanding and respectfully asks for privacy during this very difficult time,” the statement continued. “Further details will be made available at a later date. The investigation into this tragic death is still ongoing.”