Blake Shelton's Father Dies

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Country superstar and Voice mentor Blake Shelton's dad has died, said the singer on his website yesterday.

In the company of family and friends, Blake's dad Dick Shelton passed away Tuesday in Oklahoma following a year of declining health.

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Shelton will miss several shows in the Dakotas and Montana this week which have been rescheduled for March. He will return to the road January 26 in Columbus, Ga.

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Blake released a personal statement to his fans thanking them for their support:

"I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time and thank you for all your prayers. Your support means the world to me. I love you guys, Blake."

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