Chris Carney, former star of MTV’s reality series twentyfourseven, was killed Friday morning in a car crash in Arkansas, according to the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record. He was 35.
Carney was a passenger in a car driven by 37-year-old Ezekiel Blanton when it crashed into a tree after failing to navigate a curve on Highway 70 East, according to Arkansas State Police. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
Carney was lead singer in the band The Prom Kings. He was featured in the 2006 MTV reality series twentyfourseven that followed him and his younger brother Greg’s move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
Carney was married to actress Tiffany Thornton, former star of Disney Channel’s Sonny With A Chance. Thornton is currently a radio host on KLAZ 105.9 in Hot Springs, AR, and the station announced Carney’s death on Facebook.
“Our hearts are breaking at KLAZ and Noalmark Broadcasting. Our Tiffany Thornton’s husband died in an auto crash…Please send up your prayers for Tiffany and her family. She is loved by us and our many listeners.”
Carney also was the son of Hot Springs, AR Mayor Ruth Carney. The Hot Springs city board released this statement:
“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. Please keep the Carney family in your thoughts and prayers at this time.”