Country singer Cady Groves has died in Nashville at age 30, reports Variety. For those unfamiliar, one of her bigger hits was the 2011 song "This Little Girl," and it shows why USA Today categorizes her as a "pop and country" singer rather than country alone. Groves' Big Hassle label says she seems to have died of natural causes, making a point to say that "foul play and self-harm have both been ruled out by the coroner." Her family reiterated that, asking that "fans refrain from speculation." That speculation is the apparent result of some social media posts Groves made last month amid the coronavirus lockdown. "Some days my mental health is AWFUL," she wrote on April 15. "I feel completely alone and scared and far from everyone I love and all I can do is keep myself busy and push through."
Brother Cody Groves posted that a "cluster of twisted information" has surfaced about his sister, which he wanted to put to rest. "She had some medical problems last fall and our best guess at this point until further testing is complete is that they had resurfaced." He said his sister was happy and excited about the release of an upcoming album. Groves was an Oklahoma native, and NBC News reports that she's the third sibling in the family to die young. A brother died at 28 in 2014, about seven years after another brother died at the same age. Both had struggled with prescription drug addictions. "Rest In Peace little sis,'' wrote Cody Groves. "Hope you're reunited with @kellydgroves and Casey." (Read more obituary stories.)