Paula Abdul's Father Passes Away One Year After Her Mother's Death
By Paris Close
April 18, 2019
Paula Abdul mourned the loss of her father this week with an emotional tribute.
One year after the death of her mother, Lorraine, the former American Idol judge confirmed on Wednesday (April 17) that her father, Harry, has also passed away.
“My Father was, and always will be, my superhero,” the singer shared on Twitter with a set of heartwarming pictures of her with her father. “Thank you ALL for the heartfelt condolences. Your love and support is comforting me during this difficult time.”
In another tweet, Abdul shares a touching Father-Daughter video with the entertainer kissing her dad, of whom she says "had a heart of gold and carried his heart on his sleeve wherever he went, and shared it with everyone he came in contact with.”
“I love my daddy more than anything in the world! I love you to pieces," she expresses in the clip before smothering him with smooches.
“Dad: a daughters first love.” - Unknown— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) April 17, 2019
Everyone loved my father. He had a heart of gold and carried his heart on his sleeve wherever he went, and shared it with everyone he came in contact with.
Isn’t it a beautiful gift that I still feel his spirit with me? pic.twitter.com/RfxY6Orsx0
According to Radar Online, who broke the report, Harry, 85, died at his Los Angeles home following an ongoing battle with Alzheimer's disease. The "Opposites Attract" artist's mother passed at her home in California at the same age in January 2018.
Per a statement from Abdul's cousin, Tara Riceberg, the musician and her sister, Wendy, were both at her mother's side to comfort Lorraine in her final moments.
The pop star eventually broke her silence on her mother's death in a sincere Instagram post. “With all my heart, I thank you all for your thoughtful, heart-filling messages," Abdul wrote in the caption of a pic of her and her mom. "As usual, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for your kindness."
We're sending our thoughts and love to Paula and her family during this difficult time.
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