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Harry Abdul, father of Paula Abdul, dies

Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 2:13 PM

What You Need to Know: Paula Abdul

Singer and dancer Paula Abdul’s father has died.

Radar Online reported that Harry Abdul, who had been battling Alzheimer’s Disease for a while, died at his Los Angeles home at age 85. His death reportedly comes year after the former “American Idol” judge lost her mother, Lorraine Abdul, in January 2018 at age 85. 

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“Lorraine died with her daughters Paula and Wendy by her side,” Abdul’s cousin Tara Riceberg told People at the time. “Paula was able to be by her mom’s side and give her comfort in her final moments.”

Abdul, 56, confirmed the death of her father, tweeting a video of the two from a previous holiday and writing, “Everyone loved my father. He had a heart of gold and carried his heart on his sleeve wherever he went, and shared it with everyone he came in contact with. Isn’t it a beautiful gift that I still feel his spirit with me?”

The performer also  thanked the public for their condolences, tweeting, “My Father was, and always will be, my superhero. Thank you ALL for the heartfelt condolences. Your love and support is comforting me during this difficult time.”