Keith Urban's Dad Robert Dies After Long Battle With Cancer: 'He Is Finally At Peace'

by Zach Seemayer 6:30 PM PST, December 06, 2015
Playing Keith Urban's Dad Robert Dies After Long Battle With Cancer: 'He Is Finally At Peace'

Keith Urban's father, Robert Urban, died Saturday night after a long battle with cancer.

The 48-year-old country singer, who revealed on Thursday that his father had been placed in hospice care, confirmed the news of his father's death in a statement to ET.

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"I've been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that [wife Nicole Kidman] and I, and our family, have received since my Dad's passing on Saturday night," Urban shared. "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."

Urban opened up to The Tennessean last week, where he shared that his father "[has] probably only got a few weeks, if that."

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The Australia musician recently revealed his new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, titled "Keith Urban So Far…" Urban called the exhibit "bittersweet" because his father was "the catalyst for all of this. My dad is the catalyst for me living in America."

Last year, Urban supported his wife through the unexpected loss of her father, celebrated Australian clinical psychologist Dr. Anthony Kidman, when he suffered a fatal falling accident in Singapore while visiting the actress' sister in September.

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"[Keith] has been so good to me for nine years, but for the last month, which has been a really tough time for me … he's been amazing," Kidman told Ellen DeGeneres last October. "To have my husband just step up that way … it makes me cry. We all go through hard times in our lives, but to be literally carried by your partner, and physically, at times, because I was so devastated. I'll do anything for that man."

For more on Urban's relationship with his late father, watch the video below.