Cady Groves passed away in May at just 30 years old, and now her cause of death has been revealed.
The Davidson County Office of the Medical Examiner tells “E! News” the singer died from complications from chronic ethanol abuse.
Back in May, her brother Cody shared on social media, “I hate that I even have to do this, but apparently the world and Internet is a cluster of twisted misinformation. 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.”
He continued, “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.”
Before she died, Cady had just wrapped her new album. 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.
Cody followed up on Aug. 1 with a photo of her headstone and wrote, “Only took 3 months but @cadygroves has been laid to rest next to her brothers. Surreal day.”
Weeks before her death, Cady opened up about struggling 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.”
Cady is survived by her parents, Larry Groves and Carol Pettit, 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.”