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Josh Abbott’s Father Passes Away

Lubbock country singer Josh Abbott revealed Friday the sad news that his father has passed away.

Abbott shared the news on his Twitter and Instagram pages, asking fans to “pray for our peace of mind.”

In February, Abbott revealed that his father had suffered a stroke and wasn’t doing well.

The Josh Abbott Band had previously canceled several upcoming shows, citing the elder Abbott’s sickness and Josh’s need to be with his family. Just one day ago, Abbott said: “Unless a miracle occurs, we fear this will be [my dad’s] last week here with us.”

Abbott also shared a touching moment with his father in the hospital, which you can see below.

Please keep Josh Abbott, his family and their friends in your thoughts during this tragic time.

True love. I debated whether to post this pic or not but I believe the love shown here is worth sharing in a social media world so full of hate, cynicism, & vanity. It's not a holiday; no one is posing or smiling; it's just my mom being there for my dad. 38 years, for better or worse. It truly reminds me how blessed I am to have such great parents….I also have great friends who supported me for the last 11 days w/ visits, calls, & texts. From free hotel rooms (@claytonisom) to a vehicle all week (@teamt8) to free meals (Cagle's, Arrogant Texan) to cookies (@njisom) and so much more, this week if anything has been a reminder that we are blessed with friends and family. And lastly, thank you all for the posts and messages regarding dad. I'll update you all soon on his status, as we are awaiting some tests this week.

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