Chris Daughtry's family has confirmed the cause of death of his stepdaughter.
The 42-year-old musician's family confirmed to People magazine that Hannah Price, who was found dead in her home two months ago, died of suicide while under the influence of drugs.
She was 25 when she died on November 12, 2021 in Fentress County, Tennessee.
"Our beloved daughter Hannah Price passed away on November 12, 2021," the family statement read. "There has been a lot of speculation since that date, and after a full investigation by the police, we are now able to speak in more detail."
Many had speculated at the time that she died of homicide, but Daughtry's wife clarified that it was just a rumor at the time, shortly after Price's death.
In their statement on Wednesday, the family of the "American Idol" alum noted that Price was struggling with mental illness "from a young age" and had been "in and out of therapy and treatment centers" in the past.
"As Hannah got older, she struggled to find a foothold and began using drugs and often found herself in violent relationships," they continued, noting that Price was shot in the face "only months after losing her biological father to suicide. "
"We did everything we could to support her and give her the help she needed to recover from these tragedies and get her life back on track," they added. "We had just recently made plans with Hannah that she should seek further treatment and move closer to the family."
The family said that the morning Price died, she contacted her family, saying she was "in fear for her life", claiming her boyfriend physically abused her and took her car. The family called the local police, who conducted a wellness check.
The authorities went without incident and considered the price "OK" around noon. 13 local time.
Price's body was later found by her boyfriend. He called 911.
An inquest into the death was launched after she was pronounced dead at the scene. Fentress County DA, the Fentress County Sheriff's Office and the Knoxville Medical Examiners Office determined there was no evidence of fraud, according to a statement.
“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, ”said the family. "We are asking for your continued privacy at this time while we mourn. If you or a relative is experiencing mental health issues, abuse or addiction issues, please seek help immediately. Free and confidential resources below can help you or someone you care about. in contact with a skilled, trained mental health professional or counselor. "