Country singer Ned LeDoux and his wife are mourning the loss of their daughter.
LeDoux said on Facebook that his 2-year-old daughter Haven died in a “tragic choking accident” at their home on Oct. 20.
He said that he and his wife, Morgan, are in mourning, and asked for privacy.
Haven turned 2 less than six months ago, right before LeDoux started his tour.
The family said in a press release that paramedics were called to the family’s home in northeast Kansas and “arrived quickly, but attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful.”
The singer married his wife in 2008, and their family lives in the house where Morgan was raised, LeDoux told the Logan Herald-Journal.
“My wife and I have been married for 10 years this May. I’m a lucky man. We have two beautiful kiddos. Bronson, 7, and Haven, 6 months. We now live in northeast Kansas. I still do a little ranch work when we’re back at mom’s. But music has always been the dream. I’m very very grateful to be able to live that dream,” LeDoux said in an interview last year.
The singer had also posted about Haven’s birth on Sept. 28, 2017, telling fans: “It’s a Girl! Spent sum time at home to welcome in a brand new LeDoux. Haven Jo is 2 weeks old now and doin good.”
LeDoux is the son of a former rodeo cowboy and singer, Chris LeDoux, who died of cancer in 2005 at the age of 56, and was known for being a major influence on country icon Garth Brooks.
“You know, singing never even crossed my mind when my dad was around because I just wanted to be the best drummer I could be for him,” Ned LeDoux told the Herald-Journal.
“But I kind of starting banging around on the guitar for a few years, and when dad passed away, that’s when I kind of decided to start singing a few of his songs.”
“Whether it was for people or for the birds out on the front porch, I didn’t really care,” he added.
“There’s just something romantic about it, I thought, to just be able to sing in the kitchen or on the front porch. But I’ve enjoyed it. It’s been a lot of fun.”
Ned played as a drummer in his dad’s band and debuted as a solo artist at the famous Ryman Auditorium in 2017.
Epoch Times reporter Zachary Stieber and The CNN Wire contributed to this report.