Country singer Cady Groves has died at the age of 30.
On Sunday, Cady’s brother Cody announced the sad news, tweeting, “@cadygroves has left this world. Details are limited right now but family is trying to get them and will keep people updated. Rest In Peace little sis. Hope you’re reunited with [brothers] @kellydgroves and Casey.”
After “a cluster of twisted information” spread online, Cody cleared the air on Facebook, writing, “The medical examiner has completed autopsy and there was no indication of foul play or self harm. Simply put, Cady Groves died of natural causes. She had some medical problems last fall and our best guess at this point until further testing is complete is that they had resurfaced. Please respect her name and family before sharing information that did not come directly from here.”
Cody noted that Cady “was really looking forward to the next few months and release of her new album,” even sending him “songs to critique and give feedback on” in their last conversation.
Weeks before her death, Cady opened up about life in quarantine. She wrote on Instagram, “Week..6? Haven’t left my house but about 3 times and that was just to drive around in my car so I wouldn’t go insane. I don’t have a television, so I’ve had to REALLY just be alone with myself and my thoughts and fears and anxiety in my bedroom without anybody here in Nashville.”
“Some days my mental health is AWFUL. I feel completely alone and scared and far from everyone I love and all I can do is keep myself busy and push through,” Cady admitted. “Some days are better. I know that the way I feel isn’t special because we are ALL living through this separately, but together.”
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Week..6? Haven’t left my house but about 3 times and that was just to drive around in my car so I wouldn’t go insane. I don’t have a television, so I’ve had to REALLY just be alone with myself and my thoughts and fears and anxiety in my bedroom without anybody here in Nashville. Some days my mental health is AWFUL. I feel completely alone and scared and far from everyone I love and all I can do is keep myself busy and push through. Some days are better. I know that the way I feel isn’t special because we are ALL living through this separately, but together. It’s okay to be scared and to have days where you just cry and wear your hair in a bun and don’t change out of your pajamas. But it’s also okay to take it day by day-like I did today-and have hope. My heart is with you all. ❤️
Cady is survived by her parents, Larry Groves and Carol Petitt, siblings Cody, Kevan Groves, Kyle Groves and Kelsy Groves and half-siblings Adam Groves, Carrie Groves and Courtney Farmwald.
Her brothers Casey and Kelly both died at age 28, in 2007 and 2014, respectively.
Cady is known for her hit singles “This Little Girl,” “Forget You,” and “Love Actually.”
After news broke about her death, her friend Stephen Jerzark tweeted, "So heartbroken to hear that my friend @cadygroves has passed away. Rest In Peace 😞."
See more reactions below.
man. i just saw @cadygroves at the airport. She gave me the biggest hug I’ve ever received in my life. You were my little sister, Cady. I can’t believe that you’re gone. Rest easy, My friend.— Alexander DeLeon (@bohnes) May 4, 2020
Jesus. Rest easy @cadygroves ... There was nobody like you and there never will be. 🧡— TANGERINE EP OUT NOW. tooooo muccch (@RyanFollese) May 4, 2020
i’m so so sad to find out about the passing of @cadygroves 💔 will miss her very much. the music we made together completely changed my life.— Dahl (@TrevorDahl) May 4, 2020
I’ve never worked with any songwriter who could open a vein and get vulnerable the way Cady Groves could. We wrote a lot of songs together for a while and I was inspired by her time after time. A truly underestimated masterclass of talent. Rest In Peace, old friend.— Brian Logan Dales (@brianlogandales) May 3, 2020
Rest in peace Cady Groves 😭 your music got me through so much 💔— saywecanfly (@SayWeCanFly) May 3, 2020