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Eddie Montgomery's 19-Year-Old Son Dies; Country Music World Mourns

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By    |   Monday, 28 Sep 2015 11:23 AM

Country music star Eddie Montgomery is mourning the death of his 19-year-old son following an accident that left the teen on life support at a hospital in Kentucky.

Montgomery, half of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, posted a message on the group's website Sunday, but didn't offer many details.

"My son Hunter went to heaven today," he wrote. "I appreciate all your prayers and love and thank you for giving us privacy as we grieve and say goodbye."

Hunter Montgomery proposed to his girlfriend last August during one of his father's concerts, People reported. He was the youngest of musician's four children with ex-wife Tracy, whom Eddie Montgomery divorced in early 2014.

Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both Kentucky natives, had their first hit country record in 1999 with "Hillbilly Shoes" and have been part of the national country music scene since, according to CMT.com. The pair has produced 14 top 10 singles, including five No. 1 hit songs.

"With us is what you see is what you get," Montgomery once said. "We don't act like we don't drink or cuss. We have faults like everybody else and that's who we are."

In 2010, while attending another son's treatment after a four-wheeler accident, Eddie Montgomery asked the physician about hip pain, which later led to a discovery of prostate cancer. The singer has since recovered from cancer, according to Taste of Country.

The singer also filed for personal bankruptcy in early 2014 because of debt from a failed restaurant venture and his divorce.

Fellow country music artists shared their condolences on social media for his son's passing.







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