Country music star Keith Urban made the sad announcement that his father has passed away.
His father, Robert Urban, died after a long battle with cancer, according to IJ Review. The music star said in a statement to People Magazine:
“I’ve been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that [Nicole Kidman] and I, and our family, have received since my Dad’s passing on Saturday night. His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace.”
“My dad’s love of country music and America set me on my life’s journey, and shaped so much of who I am today. Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers.”
Shortly before his father passed away, Keith gave a speech about how inspirational his father has been in his life.
“He’s probably only got a few weeks, if that,” Urban told the Tennessean. “I’ve just been dealing with that the last couple of days. This has all come at a very strange time where it’s typical of a career that has extreme highs and extreme lows all often at the exact same time. So [this exhibit] is bittersweet a little bit because [my dad] is the catalyst for all of this. My dad is the catalyst for me living in America.”
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