Actress and American Idol finalist Katherine McPhee is mourning the loss of her father. His sad passing comes just two weeks after she announced her engagement.
McPhee announced her father, Daniel McPhee, had passed away on social media.
“I can’t believe I’m even writing this,” she started. “But it is with heavy heart that I share that my sweet sweet Papa left this earth yesterday morning. We as a family are completely heartbroken and devastated. He was my biggest fan, my biggest champion, always telling me to ‘Give em hell kid!’"
McPhee was obviously close to her father. Every work of her message showed her heartbreak.
She continued, “He was so kind and caring and made sure we knew how much he loved us. Not sure my heart will ever be the same.”
McPhee is currently on Broadway starring in the musical "Waitress." Despite acting in a show about putting on a Broadway musical, this is her first show on Broadway.
“I’m so sad he missed my [Broadway] debut,” McPhee said. “But when I return to the stage next week I hope he can watch it in peace and from up above. Thank you to all my friends who’ve been so loving and supportive these last 48 hours. I love you Papa. I already miss you so much. This hurts.”
McPhee hinted at a family problem when she shared that she would be missing a few shows.
She wrote, "Hey my Waitress fans... I’m so so sorry to inform you I will be out this weekend from the shows. I’m having to fly back to LA right now for a family emergency. It breaks my heart to disappoint anyone. Sending all my love."
McPhee, 34, is engaged to 68-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer David Foster. Their engagement was reported at the beginning of July after they posted photos of their romantic getaway to Italy.
Please pray for McPhee's family as they deal with this passing. It's clear that her father was an amazing man.