Country Star Walker Hayes & Wife Laney Mourn The Loss Of Daughter Oakleigh

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What crushing news…

On Wednesday, country singer Walker Hayes announced on Twitter that his seventh child with wife Laney — daughter Oakleigh Klover — has passed away.

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Because of the tragedy, the musician has canceled all of his upcoming appearances to be home with his family, including Oakleigh’s three brothers and three sisters.

The 38-year-old wrote:

Hayes — who began dating his wife during their junior year of high school — announced the couple was expecting their seventh child back in November. He told Taste Of Country:

“My kids are losing their minds excited… [Oldest Leila] cried because she was so happy about having a new brother or sister.”

We are sending light and strength to the Hayes family during this difficult time.

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Jun 7, 2018 6:29pm PDT