After suffering a bullet wound to the head, Mills was pronounced dead at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The singer was reportedly working on a seventh album and had gigs booked in the near future.
Although Spike pulled the episode set for Sunday night, a late-night broadcast still went on. The network has apologized via Twitter and via an official statement.
Fans, we apologize for our late-night telecast of a sensitive episode of Bar Rescue. See full statement here: http://t.co/OkQ51xd5e0
— SPIKE TV (@SpikeTV) November 25, 2013
The statement reads:
“In our last minute effort over the weekend to pull the ‘Bar Rescue’ episode featuring the Pit and Barrel, we regretfully did not remove a late-night telecast of the episode. We apologize to all those affected by the terrible tragedy over the weekend and to Jon Taffer, the production team, and our advertisers for our unfortunate human error.”
There is no word as to whether the “Bar Rescue” episode will air at a later date.