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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Confirms Death Of Son In Apparent Overdose

Posted July 31

— Nashville Mayor Megan Barry announced the death of her son, Max.

According to the statement from the mayor's office on Sunday morning, Max Barry died from an apparent drug overdose in Denver, Colorado on the evening of Saturday, July 29.

Max was 22 years old. He graduated in June from the University of Puget Sound. He's survived by his parents, as well as grandparents Joyce Brody, Jan Mueller, and Ken Mueller.

Mayor Barry and Bruce Barry released the following statement:

"Early this morning, we received news that no parents should ever have to hear. Our son Max suffered from an overdose and passed away. We cannot begin to describe the pain and heartbreak that comes with losing our only child. Our son was a kind soul full of life and love for his family and friends.

Our family would greatly appreciate your thoughts and prayers, and would respectfully ask for privacy as we mourn the loss of our child and begin to understand a world without his laughter and love in our lives."

Condolences to the Barry family poured in on Sunday. District Attorney Glenn Funk released the following statement:

"While I cannot begin to understand the pain of losing a child, my deepest condolences and heartfelt sorrow are extended to Mayor Megan Barry and her husband, Bruce. Mayor Barry was very proud of her beloved son, Max. It is important for us, as a city, to keep our Mayor in our thoughts and prayers."

The Nashville community also expressed its condolences through social media.


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