Urban’s father Robert no more

LOS ANGELES: Singer Keith Urban’s father has died after battling with cancer.

The news comes only a few days after Keith revealed that his father Robert Urban had been placed in hospice care.

Robert died on December 4 night following a long battle with cancer, reports people.com.

In an emotional statement, quoted by people.com, Keith said, “I’ve been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that (Nicole Kidman) 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. 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.”