Chris Carney, MTV star and husband of Disney star Tiffany Thornton, was killed in a single-car accident in Arkansas Friday early morning, according to reports. He was 35.
He and another man, Ezekiel Blanton, were pronounced dead at the scene, the website reported.
The car reportedly went off the road while going around a bend and smashed into a tree. At least one of the men were ejected from the vehicle.
Thornton, a native of College Station, Texas is best known for her work on Disney’s “Sonny with a Chance.” Carney was the lead singer of the band The Prom Kings. (Story continues below.)
Carney and Thornton married in 2011 with fellow “Sonny” co-star Demi Lovato serving as a bridesmaid. The pair briefly separated last year after the birth of their second child, before reconciling in September 2014. Thornton recently began a career as a radio personality for KLAZ 105.9 in Hot Springs, Ark., her husband’s home state.
To add onto Tiffany’s tragedy, the star posted a tribute photo on Instagram account hours before her husband’s death, explaining that one of her best friends named Brittany had recently past away.
I keep thinking this can’t be real. One of my very best friends is gone and the place she holds in my heart will never be filled. Brittany was one of the coolest people I’ve ever known, filled with the loudest and most contagious laughter, a huge heart, a beautiful smile and an unbelievable faith in others that not a lot of people have. It was such a blessing having her stand by me in my wedding and I was honored to stand by her in hers. From way too much eye shadow, bangs, boyfriends we THOUGHT were our soul mates, trips to Destin and Cancun, late nights at the Blanton casa with way too much queso, to growing older, nights of reminiscing, phone calls to help eachother keep our chins up in the tough times, and laughing at how cool we thought we were back in the day….and still eating way too much queso….you will forever be missed. Reserve me a spot next to you in Heaven BB, I know I’ll see you there again one day. Love you