Sad news for Demi Lovato and her family – her father Patrick Lovato has passed away.
Demi had a strained relationship with her father, which she chronicled in her song “For the Love of a Daughter” on her Unbroken album.
As of right now, the cause of Patrick‘s death is unknown. However, Patrick was reportedly battling throat cancer in recent years.
Demi was last spotted at The X Factor‘s press conference Thursday (June 20) in New York City.
“Thank you all for the outpouring of love and prayers. Y’all are amazing!” Dianna De La Garza, Demi‘s mom and Patrick‘s ex-wife, wrote on Twitter after the news broke.
JJJ sends our deepest condolences to Demi, Dallas, and the rest of the Lovato family.