In the wake of Cady Groves‘ untimely passing at the age of 30, her friends and former collaborators in the music community are turning to social media to express their disbelief and honor the late singer-songwriter.
“I’m so so sad to find out about the passing of @cadygroves…will miss her very much. the music we made together completely changed my life,” wrote Cheat Codes‘ Trevor Dahl, who duetted with the singer on 2011’s “Oh Darling” as Plug In Stereo, while Hot Chelle Rae frontman Ryan Follesé tweeted, “Jesus. Rest easy @cadygroves… There was nobody like you and there never will be.”
According to a social media post by her brother, both foul play and self-harm have been ruled out as Groves’ cause of death. Best known for her 2012 hit “This Little Girl” — the video for which starred Vanderpump Rules‘ Tom Schwartz and featured a cameo appearance by Blake Shelton — Groves had most recently released an EP in 2015 titled Dreams.
Check out more tributes to Groves below.
i’m so so sad to find out about the passing of @cadygroves 💔 will miss her very much. the music we made together completely changed my life.
— Dahl (@TrevorDahl) May 4, 2020
Jesus. Rest easy @cadygroves … There was nobody like you and there never will be. 🧡
— yeehaw ryan follese (@RyanFollese) May 4, 2020
man. i just saw @cadygroves at the airport. She gave me the biggest hug I’ve ever received in my life. You were my little sister, Cady. I can’t believe that you’re gone. Rest easy, My friend.
— Alexander DeLeon (@bohnes) May 4, 2020
I’ve never worked with any songwriter who could open a vein and get vulnerable the way Cady Groves could. We wrote a lot of songs together for a while and I was inspired by her time after time. A truly underestimated masterclass of talent. Rest In Peace, old friend.
— Brian Logan Dales (@brianlogandales) May 3, 2020
Rest in peace Cady Groves 😭 your music got me through so much 💔
— SayWeCanFly (@SayWeCanFly) May 3, 2020
So heartbroken to hear that my friend @cadygroves has passed away. Rest In Peace 😞
— Stephen Jerzak (@stephenjerzak) May 3, 2020
fuck. rip @cadygroves i love u so fucking much. i don’t even know what to say. im fucking crushed. you were so accepting and kind and talented, you helped me when i was struggling with being gay. more of the world deserved to know your talent. you were one of a kind 💔
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) May 4, 2020