It’s a sad day for former Disney star Demi Lovato – as her estranged father Patrick has passed away. Demi missed a photo-shoot with fellow X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Paulina Rubio and Kelly Rowland on Saturday after it was reported that her father lost his battle with cancer.
Her older sister Dallas talked about the sad news on Twitter, saying, “Rest in peace daddy I love you…”
Simon took to his official Twitter page to lend his support. He tweeted, “My thoughts are with you Demi. X”.
Paulina tweeted, “love u lil sis my prayers r w u guys! Te amo @ddlovato sorry for ur loss, i know what it feels Nothing we can say it’s enough.”
In 2009, Patrick issued a statement which made it sound like they had mended fences. She issued a statement saying that the opposite was true. She said, “It didn’t have the fairy tale ending that he portrayed. The last time I talked to him was two years ago. You try to have faith in somebody, even when you’re the last person that believes in him. But when someone lets you down after you’ve been the only one there for them, and so many times, you don’t know what to do. I had to cut off all connection. It was hurting me too much.”
Despite their estrangement, we send Demi our best wishes in this tough time.