Eddie Montgomery of the country duo Montgomery Gentry announced on his Facebook page that his 19-year-old son Hunter died on Sunday after an accident. Details about Hunter’s death are remaining a mystery at this point.
As reported by Fox News on September 28, Alicia Jones, the family’s spokeswoman, confirmed in a statement that Hunter died Sunday after an accident that had him on life support in a Kentucky hospital. “Jones told the Associated Press in an email that the details of what happened are being withheld ‘until the family is ready to release further information’.”
Eddie Montgomery’s former wife and Hunter’s mom, Tracy Nunan, posted prayers for her son via her Facebook page from a Kentucky ICU in the early hours of Friday.
“As I sit here and watch my precious son, I can’t hold back the tears. God you are the mighty healer and I pray you spare my son. I love him and I feel so helpless. I feel like my life has just stopped. Please pray for him. Hunter Montgomery I will not accept anything less than you waking up and being with all of us again. I love you son! Please Jesus allow him to feel your presence and let him feel you walking beside him through this journey. Allow him to feel all the prayers of the wonderful people praying for him. Fight Hunter, you are a fighter!”
Eddie Montgomery and Tracy Nunan were married for nearly 20 years until the couple split in 2010, just shortly after Eddie discovered that he had prostate cancer. Hunter was the youngest of the couple’s four children which included two sons and two daughters. The 19-year-old had a baby boy of his own with his fiancee Davara Little. While not sharing any details about the mysterious circumstances of his son’s “accident,” the country singer shared on his Facebook page that “my son Hunter went to heaven today. I appreciate all your prayers and love and thank you for giving us privacy as we grieve and say goodbye.” Fans of Montgomery Gentry are expressing their condolences to Hunter’s family and his dad, Eddie Montgomery.