Katharine McPhee shared some devastating news late Monday night. The Broadway star revealed in a heartbreaking Instagram post that her father died, just days after Katharine celebrated her engagement to fiancé David Foster.
“I can’t believe I’m even writing this….” Katharine captioned a selfie of her and her father. “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!’” Katharine shared. “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.”
“I’m so sad he missed my broadway debut. But when I return to the stage next week I hope he can watch it in peace and from up above,” she added. “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.”
On Saturday, Katharine had announced to fans she’d be missing weekend performances of her Broadway show Waitress due to a “family emergency” in L.A. “It breaks my hearts to disappoint anyone. Sending all my love,” she wrote at the time.
Katharine’s father’s death comes just a few weeks after she became engaged to her David. The two got engaged during a trip to Italy earlier this month.
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