Keith Urban’s Dad Robert Urban Dead and ”Finally at Peace” After Long Battle …

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‘He’s finally at peace': Keith Urban’s father Robert dies after cancer battle.

KEITH Urban has paid tribute to his beloved father Robert who died on the weekend only days after the country music superstar revealed his dad was seriously ill. “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,” Urban said today in a statement to fans. News. “His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace.” 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. I’ve just been dealing with that the last couple of days,” the “Little Bit of Everything” singer told The Tennessean. “This has all come at a very strange time where it’s typical of a career that has extreme highs and extreme lows all often at the exact same time. Sometimes it was the only thing I won.’ He particularly liked Don Williams and the star said he remembered when his father took him to the record store to buy the artist’s album but did not know the hit single off it. My dad is the catalyst for me living in America.” Back in 2002, the 48-year-old penned a track titled “Song for Dad” that was ultimately featured on the Golden Road album.

Indeed it was his father, who owned a convenience store in Caboolture, Queensland, who catapulted his son into the music world after putting an advertisement for a guitar teacher in his shop window when his son was a child. Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers.” “My dad particularly always thought it was important that I dress like a performer.

And a lot of these talent quests that I went in in Australia, these country music talent quests, they often had categories — best dressed male, best dressed female — and I often won best dressed male. With his distinctive moustache and warm, everyman charm, Mr Urban charmed many of the guests and media at his son’s beautiful wedding to Kidman in Sydney in 2006.

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