Former MTV reality show personality Christopher Carney, the husband of actress Tiffany Thornton, was killed in a car crash in Arkansas.
Carney, whose mother is the mayor of Hot Springs, Arkansas, was pronounced dead at the scene, Arkansas State Police told local station THV11. Another passenger, Ezekial Blanton, was also pronounced dead.
"The City of Hot Springs Board of Directors, staff and employees extend their heartfelt sympathy to Mayor Ruth Carney, Rev. Ken Carney, Tiffany Thornton Carney, and the entire family upon the death of Chris Carney in a car accident which occurred early this morning," the Hot Springs city board staff said in a statement. "Please keep the Carney family in your thoughts and prayers at this time."
Carney was married to former "Sonny With a Chance" star Thornton since 2011. They have two sons.
Thornton currently works for radio station KLAZ 105.9, which shared on Facebook: "Our hearts are breaking at KLAZ and Noalmark Broadcasting.Our Tiffany Thornton's husband died in an auto crash last night. Please send up your prayers for Tiffany and her family.She is loved by us and our many listeners."
Carney is best known for his work as the lead singer in the band "The Prom Kings." He was featured in the MTV show "twentyfourseven" that followed him and his younger brother Greg's move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
Thornton, 29, is also mourning the recent loss of one of her best friends. She shared on Instagram Thursday, "One of my very best friends is gone and the place she holds in my heart will never be filled."
I keep thinking this can't be real. One of my very best friends is gone and the place she holds in my heart will never be filled. Brittany was one of the coolest people I've ever known, filled with the loudest and most contagious laughter, a huge heart, a beautiful smile and an unbelievable faith in others that not a lot of people have. It was such a blessing having her stand by me in my wedding and I was honored to stand by her in hers. From way too much eye shadow, bangs, boyfriends we THOUGHT were our soul mates, trips to Destin and Cancun, late nights at the Blanton casa with way too much queso, to growing older, nights of reminiscing, phone calls to help eachother keep our chins up in the tough times, and laughing at how cool we thought we were back in the day....and still eating way too much queso....you will forever be missed. Reserve me a spot next to you in Heaven BB, I know I'll see you there again one day. Love you