Andrew Dorff passes away at 39.

Andrew Dorff passes away at 39.

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In a year when tragedy has struck almost daily, another life has been snuffed from this world. Hit country songwriter Andrew Dorff was the latest in a long string of unfortunate events. The man behind such hits as Hunter Hayes' "Somebody's Heartbreak," Blake Shelton's "My Eyes" and "Neon Lights" and Kenny Chesney's "Save It for a Rainy Day" passed away on Monday (Dec. 19). Circumstances are undisclosed. He was 40.

 “It is with immeasurable grief that we learn of the passing of our friend Andrew Dorff. Our songwriting community is small and close and this loss will hurt us all deeply. Andrew was a good man and a good friend. He was an elite songwriter at the peak of his life and career. Our sincerest prayers go out to his family. May we all hug each other a little tighter this week and remember that life is fragile. Rest in peace Andrew," Nashville Songwriters Association International President, songwriter and producer Lee Thomas Miller wrote on Facebook.

His father and songwriter Stephen Dorff, Sr. also took to Facebook, writing, "Thank you all for the outpouring of love and prayers. There simply are no words for the unbearable heartbreaking loss my family and I are feeling today. May God bless my Son Andrew, the best friend any Father could have. Your light will forever shine in my heart, and in all those who were lucky enough to know you."

Dorff's credits also include Martina McBride's "Ride," Ronnie Dunn's "Bleed Red," William Michael Morgan's "Missing," Dierks Bentley's "Pick Up," The Cadillac Three's "Hot Damn," Cole Swindell's "Remember Boys," Tim McGraw's "Love Runs," Old Dominion's "Shut Me Up," Sara Evans'  "Put My Heart Down," Justin Moore's "This Kind Town" and more.

Dorff is also the brother of actor Stephen Dorff (Blade, Immortals, Wheeler).

The country music community has taken to social media to extend heartfelt words. See a round-up of condolences below.

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