Posted on Tue Nov 1, 2011 10:40 AM PDT
19-year-old Glee starlet Charice has cancelled her Singapore concert today after learning that her estranged father was stabbed to death late Monday night in the Philippines.
Charice tweeted, "I am very sorry to all my fans from Singapore. I am not going to be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family. I hope you all understand. I love you all and I will see you next year." Though Charice and her father have not had any contact over the years, she added, "I loved him and I will still love him ... He's still my Dad after all."
The Associated Press reports that Charice's father, Ricky Pempengco, was stabbed to death with an ice pick after getting into an altercation with a drunk man at a grocery store in San Pedro.
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