Chris Carney, Ex-MTV Reality Star and Husband of Former Disney Actress Tiffany Thornton, Dies in Car Accident at 35
Chris Carney, who starred in the MTV reality show twentyfourseven, was killed early Friday in a car accident in Arkansas. He was 35.
Carney was the passenger in a vehicle driven by his friend, 37-year-old Ezekiel Blanton, who was also killed. State police said Blanton was driving the vehicle on I-70 early Friday morning when he failed to negotiate a curve, over-corrected and collided with a tree, according to local CBS affiliate KTHV.
Carney was the husband of former Disney star Tiffany Thornton, whom he wed in 2011. They had two sons together – Kenneth, 3, and Bentley, who was born in March 2014.
Thornton, 29, was the star of Disney’s Sonny with a Chance. She is currently a radio personality on KLAZ, and the station posted its condolences on its Facebook page.
“Our hearts are breaking at KLAZ and Noalmark Broadcasting. Our Tiffany Thornton’s husband died in an auto crash last night,” the post read. “Please send up your prayers for Tiffany and her family. She is loved by us and our many listeners.”
Carney was the son of Hot Springs, Arkansas mayor Ruth Carney and Rev. Ken Carney, and city officials expressed their grief for the family.
“Please keep the Carney family in your thoughts and prayers at this time,” the city said in a statement.
Carney was the lead singer of the Los Angeles-based band The Prom Kings, with his pursuit of success in the music industry chronicled on twentyfourseven in 2006. He appeared in the show alongside his brother Greg Carney.