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Keith Urban's Father Dies After Battle With Cancer, Mere Days After Entering Hospice Care

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This is so sad.

On Saturday, Keith Urban's father Robert passed away only days after the American Idol judge revealed his parent had entered hospice care.

In a new statement, Nicole Kidman's husband shared:

"I've been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that Nic and I, and our family, have received since my Dad's passing on Saturday night. His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace."

Tragic. The Raise 'Em Up performer's poppa had been battling cancer for some time.

Related: Transparent's Holly Woodlawn Dies At 69

We can only imagine what the country crooner is currently going through.

He continued:

"My dad's love of country music and America set me on my life's journey, and shaped so much of who I am today. Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers."

So heartbreaking! Unfortunately, this is the second major loss for the Urban/Kidman clan as the Oscar winner lost her father Dr. Antony Kidman just last year.

Our thoughts are with Keith and his loved ones during this particularly trying time.

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