The cause of death of country singer Cady Groves, who died in May at the age of 30, has been revealed.
The singer, known for hits like “This Little Girl” and “Oil and Water,” died of chronic ethanol abuse, an autopsy report from the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed in Tennessee obtained by Fox News.
Groves’ mode of death was deemed “natural,” the report said.
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According to the medical examiner, Groves was found “unresponsive in bed by her roommate” in Brentwood, Tennessee on May 2. Nashville firefighters responded to the scene. At the time, officers reported “no obvious signs of trauma, misdemeanor, suicide or overdose.”
His brother Cody Groves took to Twitter to confirm his passing with a cute photo of the two acting silly together. As well as confirming the news, he revealed that she died of natural causes and made reference to their two brothers, Casey and Kelly, who died in 2007 and 2014, respectively.
“@Cadygroves has left this world. Details are limited at this time, but the family are trying to get them and will keep people informed. Rest in peace little sister. Hope you find @kellydgroves and Casey again, ”Cody wrote on Sunday.
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In the days following his death, Ryan Williams, a close friend of the singer-songwriter, spoke to Fox News about his tragic past.
Williams, of Seattle, Wash., Said he met Groves in 2011, just a week after moving to Los Angeles, Calif., And was signed to a major record label. He told us that Groves has an infectious personality and the ability to light up any room.
“I’ve always been concerned about Cady. She was like another younger sister to me, ”Williams said. “It goes hand in hand with his creativity. No matter what she was feeling, whether happy or not, it completely engulfed her emotionally, which made for a wonderful art but it had an impact on her. ”
Williams recalled that Groves was in shock from a “tragic family past”. Two of his brothers died, one of whom was almost old. The singer-songwriter found healing in her music, but that did not eliminate the trauma she encountered.
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“Her dad wasn’t really there anymore and the music was really hard on her too,” Williams said. “She has had so many tragic things happened to her in her life. There was always the birthday of someone who was no longer there, like his brothers. There was still some sort of shadow around her.
The boyfriend said Groves found healing through his music.
“She had a vision. She was constantly going back and forth with the label and its management because she wanted to do things right. She really cared, ”he explained.
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Five or six years ago, Groves was taken off her label after recording and producing 30 to 40 songs that still have never been released, the friend revealed.
Despite the dark events in her life, Williams said she “will remember her for always making jokes.”