Demi Lovato's estranged father, Patrick Lovato, has died.
No details about the death are available, but her sister, Dallas Lovato, broke the news over Twitter, writing simply, "Rest in peace daddy I love you."
Demi Lovato wasn't close to her dad, to put it mildly.
She stated a few years ago that she had no interest in developing a relationship with her dad, who she wrote "For the Love of a Daughter" about.
This was reportedly prompted by interviews given by her estranged dad to benefit from his daughter's fame, rather than being the father she needed.
Given that Lovato suffered from eating disorders and self-mutilation of her wrists to cope with insecurity and depression, one can see her frustration.
Just the same, we can't imagine how hard this is on her and we hope the family is banding together during what can only be a terrible difficult time.
We don't know the status of their relationship in the recent past and can only wish this bright young star the best as she grieves with family and friends.