Luke Bryan’s Niece, Sadie Brett Boyer, Dies
Luke Bryan, his wife Caroline and their family are mourning the loss of Sadie Brett Boyer, the young daughter of Caroline’s brother and sister-in-law, Bo and Ellen Boyer. A representative for the singer confirmed the news to The Boot on Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 21).
According to Facebook posts from Ellen Boyer, Sadie Brett was struggling with a number of medical issues, including heart problems. A post on Sunday night (Feb. 19) indicated that Sadie Brett had contracted an infection in recent days; on Monday (Feb. 20), Boyer was asking for prayers after her daughter “declined overnight.”
“Please flood the heavens with prayers,” Boyer wrote around 5:30PM ET on Monday. “We will not give up on our tough, brave Brett.”
On Tuesday, around 2:30PM ET, Bryan tweeted a thank you to his fans for their prayers for Sadie Brett. He did not provide any context, but fans replying to the tweet were familiar with the situation and offered their prayers and condolences.
In late 2016, Bryan had provided a few updates on Sadie Brett in his fan app; in one of them, he noted that she was in the pediatric cardiac unit at Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Nashville.