Country singer Ned LeDoux's daughter, 2, dies in 'tragic choking accident'


Country singer Ned LeDoux and his wife, Morgan, took to Facebook on Sunday to share that their 2-year-old daughter died earlier this month.

The couple shared a joint statement one week after their daughter's death from a "tragic choking accident."

"It is with great sadness that Ned & Morgan inform friends and fans that their two year old daughter Haven passed away on October 20th due to a tragic choking accident in the home," the statement read. "The LeDoux family appreciates your love and support and is requesting privacy at this time."

According to Taste of Country, the statement initially also said that "paramedics were called to the family’s northeast Kansas home on October 20th and arrived quickly, but attempts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful."

Ned, 42, has been married to Morgan for 11 years and they also share a son.

News of their daughter's heartbreaking death comes just six weeks after the family of four celebrated her second birthday on September 15. For the occasion, the singer posted a photo of his daughter on his Instagram account, writing, "Turned the big #2 today! Happy to be home for this special day. What a character this one."

LeDoux began his music career playing drums for his father's band, Western Underground, in 1998. His father, Chris LeDoux, was a singer and champion rodeo star who was name-checked in a duo of Garth Brooks songs, per Taste of Country. Ned went solo in 2015 and has since released an EP and a full-length album.

The tragic news continues a heartbreaking year in the country community: Earlier this year, fellow country singer Granger Smith's 3-year-old son died in a freak drowning accident at their family home.

More details will be added this story as they become available.