Luke Bryan thanked his fans for their prayers after revealing his infant niece Sadie Brett Boyer died Tuesday. Boyer was born in the summer of 2016 and was battling an undisclosed cardiac heart issue as well as several other conditions.
Boyer was the daughter of Luke Bryan's wife Caroline's brother Bo Boyer and his wife Ellen Boyer.
Bryan tweeted to his fans Tuesday evening, "We thank all of you for your prayers. Love y'all."
The family stayed relatively quiet about the baby's condition, however, Bryan shared several updates on his app about her condition. Two months ago, Bryan revealed his niece was undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in Nashville, according to Taste of Country.
Luke Bryan, his wife Caroline and their family received devastating news on Tuesday, Feb. 21. The country singer’s infant niece, Sadie Brett Boyer, passed away after contracting an infection a few days ago, The Boot reports.
On Sunday night, Ellen revealed Sadie had an infection and on Monday she asked for prayers because her daughter's condition “declined overnight.”
Bryan has kept his fans updated throughout Sadie Brett’s illness and thanked them for their support on Tuesday. “We thank all of you for your prayers. Love y’all,” he wrote.
Heartbreakingly, this isn't the first family tragedy Bryan has faced. The singer lost his brother Chris in a car accident in 1996 and his sister Kelly died unexpectedly in 2007. Kelly’s husband Ben passed away in 2014 leaving their three kids without parents.
After Ben’s death, Bryan and Caroline took in their nephew Til. Bryan’s two nieces were old enough to live on their own.