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Only child of Nashville Tennessee mayor dies of drug overdose

By Mason White 2:48 PM July 31, 2017
Max Barry (R) with his parents
Max Barry (R) with his parents
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) The only child of 54-year-old Megan Christine Barry, who is the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, died of a drug overdose, according to a statement released by the family.

The mayor and her husband Bruce Barry, released the following statement about the death of their son: “22-year-old Max Barry died from an apparent overdose in Denver, Colorado, on the evening of Saturday, July 29.

“Early in the 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.”

Max graduated in June from the University of Puget Sound.

Max attended Eakin Elementary School, West End Middle School, and MLK High School before attending and graduating from University School of Nashville.

Max only recently moved to Denver. He was found dead at a private home. His death is not considered suspicious, police said.

He is survived by his parents, as well as grandparents Joyce Brody, Jan Mueller, and Ken Mueller.