Former Disney Star Tiffany Thornton's Husband Chris Carney Dies in Car Accident at Age 35 - NBC Bay Area

Former Disney Star Tiffany Thornton's Husband Chris Carney Dies in Car Accident at Age 35



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    Actress Tiffany Thornton with her husband Chris Carney at the 9th Annual Teen Vogue Hollywood Party at Paramount Studios on September 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

    Former Disney star Tiffany Thornton's husband Chris Carney has died, according to multiple reports.

    Per TMZ and Arkansas Times, the 35-year-old father of two was killed in a single car accident early Friday morning. He and another man, Ezekiel Blanton, were pronounced dead on the scene after their vehicle reportedly slammed into a tree going around a bend. (E! News has reached out to local authorities for comment.)

    Carney, a former member of rock band The Prom Kings, married 29-year-old Thornton, known for her roles on "Sonny With a Chance" and "So Random!," in 2011. They have two sons together: Kenneth James "KJ" Carney, 3, and Bentley Cash Carney, 21 months. According to a local news outlet, Carney followed up his music career by working as a probation officer in Hot Springs municipal court.

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    Thornton, who hosts a 105.9 KLAZ radio show and blogs for Disney, just recently lost another person close to her far. On Thursday, Thornton posted a heartfelt Instagram tribute to her close friend Brittany Blanton. "I keep thinking this can't be real," she wrote. "One of my very best friends is gone and the place she holds in my heart will never be filled...It was such a blessing having her stand by me in my wedding and I was honored to stand by her in hers."

    Former "Sonny With a Chance" co-star Demi Lovato was a bridesmaid in Thornton's 2011 wedding. Lovato, who brought Wilmer Valderrama as her date, even caught the bouquet. Although Lovato has yet to directly address Carny's passing on social media, she did tweet on Friday afternoon, "This isn't real." Valderrama, godfather to KJ, has not yet commented via social media.

    Meanwhile, actor Evan Ross expressed his grief in an Instagram post Friday:

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