Cady Groves, the 30-year-old country music star whose body was discovered by her roommate in her Nashville, Tennessee, home this past May, died of chronic alcohol abuse, according to a coroner.
The Davidson County Office of the Medical Examiner’s report listed ‘chronic ethanol abuse’ as the cause of death.
Groves also suffered from cirrhosis and ‘severe chronic pancreatitis,’ according to The Sun.
The singer-songwriter was found unresponsive in bed by her roommate on May 2.
Sad loss: Country singer Cady Groves, 30, died on May 2 at her home in Nashville, Tennessee. The medical examiner said she suffered from chronic alcohol abuse. She is pictured in 2012
Authorities said there were signs of alcohol use at the scene.
The coroner’s report states that she had a blood alcohol content of .01 at the time of her death, which is considered a small amount.
Before her death, the ‘This Little Girl’ singer had previously lost two of her brothers to prescription overdoses.
Announcing news of her death on Twitter, the singer’s brother Cody Groves revealed she had suffered undisclosed medical issues in the fall that may have resurfaced.
‘The medical examiner has completed autopsy and there was no indication of foul play or self harm. Simply put, Cady Groves died of natural causes,’ he tweeted.
‘She had some medical problems last fall and our best guess at this point until further testing is complete is that they had resurfaced.’
In his emotional tribute, Cody said his little sister had been looking forward to the coming months and the release of her new album.
‘Our latest in depth conversation (since most were witty banter) was her sending me songs to critique and give feedback on,’ he said.
Her team said Groves, who had previously toured with the likes of Good Charlotte, had spent the past year working on material and had recently signed with the Thirty Tigers label.
‘Those closest to Cady want people to know she loved music, laughter, cooking, tacos and, especially, her family,’ the team said in a statement.
‘As her admirers mourn her loss online, Cady’s family requests fans refrain from speculation.
‘Cady was excited about her new recordings and getting out on the road to support them.’
Her team are hoping to release her upcoming EP, which had been working to release this summer, will be made available soon.
In her final social media posts, Groves had written about battling with her mental health amid the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Week..6? Haven’t left my house but about 3 times and that was just to drive around in my car so I wouldn’t go insane,’ she wrote in an April 16 Instagram post.
Honest: Less than a month before she died, Cady shared this post and written about battling mental health issues amid the coronavirus
Last post: She had shared a video about how she was getting through quarantine on April 23
‘I don’t have a television, so I’ve had to REALLY just be alone with myself and my thoughts and fears and anxiety in my bedroom without anybody here in Nashville.
‘Some days my mental health is AWFUL. I feel completely alone and scared and far from everyone I love and all I can do is keep myself busy and push through.
‘Some days are better. I know that the way I feel isn’t special because we are ALL living through this separately, but together.
‘It’s okay to be scared and to have days where you just cry and wear your hair in a bun and don’t change out of your pajamas. But it’s also okay to take it day by day-like I did today-and have hope. My heart is with you all. ❤️’
Her brother said in an initial Twitter post, that the family had limited details on his sister’s deaths but later clarified the circumstances to dispel rumors.
He said in the first post that he hoped Groves would be reunited with their two brothers Casey and Kelly, who died in 2007 and 2014 respectively.
Both brothers were aged 28 at the time of their deaths and both were linked to prescription drug overdoses, according to The Oklahoman. Groves had revealed in a previous interview that she believed Casey had been murdered.
The Nashville musician, who was most famous for her hit, This Little Girl, had herself paid tribute to their brother Kelly just a month ago on Instagram after he died six years earlier.
Announcing news of her death on Twitter, the singer’s brother Cody Groves revealed Groves had suffered some undisclosed medical issues in the fall that may have resurfaced
In an initial post (pictured above), Groves’ brother said the family had limited details on his sister’s deaths but later clarified the circumstances to dispel rumors
She had posted a picture of them together back in March, saying: ‘This starts feeling redundant at this point now. But dammit Kel you were just so great. And losing you 6 years ago about killed me in every single way.
‘Then I made it what I live for. And I’ve dreamt of you every single day for the past week and at one point I felt your presence so much that I woke up at 4am and shyly said ‘kelly.’ and then everything got cold in the room and I felt a breeze over me but I wasn’t scared.
‘Cause it was the closest I felt to my best friend in a long time. Love you big bro. 6 years ago today…you really broke my heart at the right time. Thank you for all the laughs.’
Addressing the deaths of her brothers, Groves once said in a 2015 interview with Arena: ‘One of my brothers was murdered six years ago, and my life stopped when that happened, and I spent five years of my life becoming a terrible person, not to other people, but to myself.
‘I didn’t love me anymore, and I was just so sad. My other brother just died about a month ago, and when he died, it’s so weird to say this, but it brought me back to life.
‘When my first brother died it killed me, and then when (my second brother) died it brought me back to life because at his funeral all his friends were telling all these crazy stories about how he was like the funniest person they ever met in their entire life.
Groves had previously lost two brothers Casey and Kelly, who died in 2007 and 2014 respectively. She had paid tribute to Kelly just a month ago on Instagram after he died six years earlier
Close bond: She had written about feeling her brother’s presence in her room but said that she wasn’t scared
‘I got jealous while I was sitting at the funeral just broken down, because he was my best friend on the whole planet, everyone knew it, and I was just sitting there crying, thinking wow, I want to be that person for other people.’
Groves’ music career kicked off more than a decade ago with the 2009 release of her EP ‘A Month of Sundays’.
She went on to release three additional EPs including The Life of a Pirate in 2010, This Little Girl in 2012 and Dreams in 2015.
‘Groves’ high spirits and winning stage presence made her a crowd favorite from the very beginning,’ a statement from her team read.
‘As part of the Bamboozle Roadshow, she toured with Boys Like Girls, LMFAO, Good Charlotte and Third Eye Blind and was continuing to play shows for fans in Nashville as she made the transition to Country.’
‘She has worked with a diverse array of creatives, including late producer/writer busbee, Americana legend Jim Lauderdale, Savan Kotecha, Kristian Lundin and Carl Falk, as well as recording projects for The Ready Set and Plug in Stereo.’