Hunter Montgomery, Eddie Montgomery’s 19-year-old son, has died.

Hunter Montgomery, Eddie Montgomery’s 19-year-old son, has died.

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“My son Hunter went to heaven today,” Eddie, who is part of the country duo Montgomery Gentry, said in a statement on Sunday, Sept. 27. “I appreciate all your prayers and love and thank you for giving us privacy as we grieve and say goodbye.”

The statement, which was posted to Montgomery Gentry’s Facebook page, says that Hunter passed away following an accident that had left him on life support in a Kentucky hospital. “Our sincerest love, thoughts and prayers are with Eddie and his family today,” the band said.

According to People, Hunter was engaged to his girlfriend after proposing to her onstage at one of his father’s concerts in August 2014. The sweet moment – which can be seen here – was captured on video by Dan Van Media.

Hunter is the youngest of four children, Taste of Country reports. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Eddie has faced a series of hardships over the past five years. In 2010, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer (which was removed) and then went through a divorce with wife Tracy Nunan. In early 2014, he filed for individual bankruptcy due to debt from a failed restaurant and the divorce. Since then, he has married Jennifer Belcher.

Montgomery Gentry released the album Folks Like Us in June.

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