Father of America's Got Talent Star Dies From Cancer Days Before Show's Finale

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September 08, 2017

Throughout the entire current season of America's Got Talent, 13-year-old Evie Clair has been blowing the judges and audience away with her powerful voice. Beyond her talent, the girl has been amazing people with her strength. 

In the beginning of the season, Clair told judges that her father was battling stage 4 colon cancer. In her audition, she dedicated an emotional tribute to her father who was watching from the stage wing. 

Before she appeared on the talent show, the young girl had entered into several talent competitions and posted videos of her singing on YouTube. Her notable performances included renditions of "How Great Thou Art," "Mary, Did You Know?" and Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home."

Below is one of her standout performances where she explained her dad's illness.

Shortly after Clair became a sensation, her father's health worsened. She revealed in the semifinal performances that he was hospitalized and watching her performance from his hospital room. 

Simon Cowell responded, "Your dad is going to be so proud of you," as he held back tears. 

Sadly, on Thursday, September 7, Clair's family decided to pull her father off of life support. The decision was made only a couple of weeks away from Clair's final performance on America's Got Talent. 

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Clair wrote an Instagram post that said, "I'll miss you so much, Daddy. Thanks for teaching me to love salsa and chicken wings and most of all the Lord. Love you lots. RIP: 9/7/17. 'Say a prayer, a prayer on forever. Time is only now, Soon we'll be together.' I hope I made you proud, Daddy. I've always done it for you and I'll do it for you forever."

Please be praying for Evie Clair and her entire family as they are experiencing this difficult loss. Share your thoughts and prayers on Facebook. Recently, another America's Got Talent finalist had to be rushed to open heart surgery after learning about a potentially fatal heart condition. 

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