Max Barry, son of Mayor Megan Barry and Bruce Barry, died Saturday night of an apparent overdose in Denver, Colorado. He was 22 years old.
The Barry family sent out a press release Sunday morning:
"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."
Max was the only child of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and her husband Bruce Barry.
The family has asked for privacy in this difficult time. Information about arrangements will be made public at a later date.
Max Berry was a graduate of University School of Nashville and the University of Puget Sound in Washington.
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett released a statement earlier about the death of Max Barry:
"My family and I are saddened by the news of the passing of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's son, Max. We are praying for the Barry family and I ask everyone in our community to do the same."
Visitation for Max Berry is scheduled for Monday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Belcourt Theatre.
Messages of condolence can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A full toxicology report is not available at this time.