Chris Daughtry of “American Idol” fame has postponed a series of concerts as he mourns the sudden death of his daughter. According to a statement on the show’s website, the 30-year-old rocker says he was in the studio on Thursday when he got the call that his 6-year-old daughter Madison Marie, an aspiring singer, had died. Madison had recently appeared with her father on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and reportedly was due to go on tour in support of her mother, former “American Idol” contestant Kara Daughtry.
Just learned our amazing little angel passed yesterday. Madison Marie Daughtry, who was in the studio with me on Thursday when she died, was surrounded by love when she passed. More on her story as we get it. pic.twitter.com/6STmbLTbi7 — Chris Daughtry (@ChrisDaughtry) January 21, 2018
A GoFundMe page has also been set up to help pay for the funeral expenses and to help support Chris in his grieving process. Fans sent condolence messages via social media, with one writing, “I know it’s hard to make music, no matter what, but [from] the depths of my heart I want you to know there’s a lot of people who miss you and love you, I hope you find peace, and I hope the music does what it does for you, it breaks my heart.”
Chris has delayed the five concerts he had scheduled for the coming week, so that he can give himself “time to heal, recover and recover completely.” He will release a statement on the situation on Monday, and his next set of shows will be later this year.
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