MusicRow offers its condolences to Thompson Square’s Keifer and Shawna Thompson, following the death of Shawna’s father last night (Feb. 23).
The band sent this statement through their publicist earlier today:
“It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Shawna Thompson’s father George Michael “Mickey” Mcllwain passed away yesterday evening in Alabama after a valiant battle with cancer. Shawna and her family were by his side when he passed. We ask that you please keep both Shawna and Keifer as well as Shawna’s family in your thoughts and prayers during this incredibly difficult time.”
Due to the loss, Thompson Square have elected to withdraw from the CRS 2012 New Faces show scheduled for tonight (Feb. 24).
Visitation will be held tomorrow evening (Feb. 25) at Lathan Funeral Home in Chatom, AL with graveside service to follow on Sunday, Feb. 26.