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Eddie Montgomery’s Son Dies Following Accident

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Eddie Montgomery’s son has died. The Montgomery Gentry frontman shared the news on Sunday morning (Sept. 27), saying he appreciated the outpouring of love and prayers as he and his family grieve.

Nineteen-year-old Hunter Montgomery died on Sunday after spending multiple days on life support in a Kentucky hospital following an unspecified accident that occurred last week.

“My son Hunter went to heaven today,” Montgomery says. “I appreciate all your prayers and love and thank you for giving us privacy as we grieve and say goodbye.”

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Hunter is the youngest of Montgomery’s kids with ex-wife Tracy. Together they had four children, including daughters Brooke and Candace and oldest son Kevin. One of Montgomery’s sons helped him detect prostate cancer while it was still treatable. In 2010 the boy was in a four-wheeler accident and while Dad was at the doctor for his son’s treatment, he complained about his hip. Doctors did an X-Ray and discovered a shadow. Montgomery was declared cancer free one year later.

Hunter’s death continues a string of bad luck for the larger-than-life country singer. The cancer came around the same time the duo split from Sony Nashville and Tracy served him with divorce papers. He’s since filed for bankruptcy and watched his restaurant close. In April 2014 the 51-year-old married Jennifer Belcher. They have no kids together.

Funeral arrangements are pending. According to a post on his mother’s Facebook page, Hunter became a father this year, welcoming a little boy named Bennett. Montgomery Gentry released their Folks Like Us album in June via Blaster Records.

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