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Son of country star Eddie Montgomery dies at 19

Hunter Montgomery, left, and Eddie Montgomery
Hunter Montgomery, left, and Eddie Montgomery

The 19-year-old son of Kentucky native and singer Eddie Montgomery, half of the well-known country music duo Montgomery Gentry, died Sunday.

Hunter Montgomery had been on life-support after an accident, according to a statement on the group's website. He died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. According to his Facebook page, he lived in Lexington.

No additional information about the accident or when it occurred was released Sunday.

"My son Hunter went to heaven today," Eddie Montgomery said in a written statement Sunday. "I appreciate all your prayers and love and thank you for giving us privacy as we grieve and say goodbye."

Hunter Montgomery was one of Montgomery's four children with his former wife, Tracy.

According to the younger Montgomery's Facebook page, he was engaged in August 2014 and had a son who was born in the spring.

Hunter Montgomery was also is the nephew of country star John Michael Montgomery.

Montgomery Gentry got its start playing Lexington bars, including Austin City Saloon and The Grapevine.

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Every year from 2000 to 2009, Montgomery Gentry was nominated for best vocal duo by the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association, winning the trophies in 2000.

Funeral arrangements for Hunter Montgomery have not been made public.