Cady Groves was a country singer and songwriter from Emporia, Kansas. She is perhaps best known for hits like “This Little Girl”, "Oh Darlin'", and “Oil and Water”. Born on July 30, 1989, she was the youngest of seven children when she died on May 2, 2020, at the age of 30.
The heartbreaking news was shared with the world via Twitter, by her brother. He shared a photo of Cady saying:
" @cadygroves has left this world. Details are limited right now but family is trying to get them and will keep people updated. Rest In Peace little sis. Hope you’re reunited with @kellydgroves and Casey."
Sadly, Cady was the third Groves sibling to die under the age of thirty. According to The Oklahoman , Casey and Kelly, who were mentioned in the tweet, were Cady’s late brothers, who died in 2007 and 2014 respectfully. They were both 28 at the time of their deaths. Both brothers struggled with substance abuse.
It was later reported that Cady was discovered "unresponsive in bed by her roommate" in Brentwood, Tennessee. Leading up to her death, Cady had posted about her battles with mental health and how difficult she was finding the imposed quarantine.
Cady's brother Cody dispelled rumors of suicide, sharing an update that the medical examiner found no indication of self-harm or foul play.
On Friday, August 7, 2020, the Davidson County Medical Examiner’s Office in Nashville, Tennessee, said that Cady Groves died due to complications from chronic ethanol abuse, according to documents obtained by Today . Ethanol, or ethyl alcohol, is the form of alcohol contained in beverages including beer, wine, and liquor.
On August 1, 2020, Cady was laid to rest next to her brothers.
Cady is survived by her mother, Carol Ann Petitt, and four siblings, Kevan, Cody, Kyle, and Kelsy plus half-siblings Courtney, Adam, and Carrie. She was also a proud aunt to a handful of nieces and nephews.
Honoring the legacy that Cady left behind through her music and lyrics, The Cady Groves HQ decided to posthumously release the music she had been working on in the three years leading up to her death.