Luke Bryan Mourns the Death of his Niece, Thanks Fans for Prayers

Luke Bryan thanked fans for their prayers Tuesday after his infant niece Sadie Brett passed away after complications with her liver.

Born just last year, Sadie had been battling not only an infection in her liver but also complications with her heart as well. Bryan’s rep confirmed to E! News that she died Tuesday, Feb. 21. She was born to Bryan’s wife Caroline’s brother Bo Boyer and his wife, Ellen Boyer.

This isn’t the first tragedy to affect Bryan’s family. In 1996 Bryan lost his 26-year-old brother Chris in a car accident. Eleven years later the country crooner’s sister Kelly died at 39 from undisclosed causes. Her husband, Ben Lee Cheshire, died in 2014, and Bryan and his wife took in their nephew Til.

Luke tweeted out a thanks for all the prayers and support he received from fans, not only through this tragedy but throughout his entire career.

Our thoughts are most definitely with Luke and we’re sending him our prayers during another rough patch for his family.