Keri Hilson Posts Heartbreaking Tribute to Dad After He Passed Away

Singer, Keri Hilson, mourns her dad in a heartfelt Instagram tribute to the one-time military man. The 37-year-old shared a series of photos on social media, reflecting on memorable moments spent with late father.

Kerry Hilson's year just hit a nasty turn, leaving the R&B songstress in an emotional feat she was unprepared for.

The singer took to Instagram to announce the death of the "coolest," "countriest," and "funniest" man in the world, her dad.

Keri Hilson attends her Private Birthday Dinner at Agency Phipps Plaza on December 12, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Keri Hilson attends her Private Birthday Dinner at Agency Phipps Plaza on December 12, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

KERI'S TRIBUTE

The star sent her followers down memory lane with a series of photos, each showing fun-filled family moments with her dad, along with a lengthy caption as a tribute to the deceased. She began:

"I wasn't ready. I don't wanna do this. But I want to honor you in as many ways as I can. Forever."

She also described her dad, their shared attributes, as well as their last moments together spent over the holidays with family.

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Merry Christmas!!! 🎄🕊

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FANS MOURN ALONGSIDE KERI

The news of the icon's father's demise took fans by surprise, and they took to the comment section to express their condolences to the singer over her big loss. One wrote:

"I'm sorry for your loss. Prayers up for you and your family."

Others also extended their consolations, while sending out prayers and goodwill messages to the aggrieved family — more shared tips on how to deal with the loss based on their past experiences.

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💔 I wasn’t ready. I don’t wanna do this. But I want to honor you in as many ways as I can. Forever... Dad was the coolest, the countriest, the funniest, the smartest. And I am so much of him. My eloquence, my love of words & writing, my cynical sense of humor, my rapid-fire nature, my whistling, my optimism, my eyes, my love for singing, gold jewelry, sports, horses, real-estate, even painting...turns out, I’m just a “‘SKIP’ off the old block.” So proud to carry so much of this man in my being. Most were natural, but others were developed from a daughter’s admiration. But I simply was not ready to say goodbye yesterday morning. I feel like a lost little girl right now. The 7th video would be his last birthday...71. So happy I could be there, as “celebrity” would have me absent for many cherished moments. The next 2 were this past Christmas Eve, Mom’s birthday. He was so happy. It would be their last photo together. A few days after that on Dec 27th, they celebrated 40 years of marriage. The last image was the very last photo I’d ever take with him...the last time I’d hug him & show him my appreciation w/ some new Ohio State gear...our last Christmas. I never got to give him the final surprise—Ohio State sneakers & an Ohio State watch...they delivered late. I’m truly going to miss you Dad. I already do. So many wishes left in my heart. I hope you visit me in my dreams so they can come true...I’ll take it. 💭 Say hi to Grandma & Granddad. 🙏🏾 I love you more than you could know. REST IN HEAVEN, Dad. Til’ we meet again...

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JUST WHEN KERI'S MUSIC IS ON THE RISE AGAIN

Following the mother of one's triumphant comeback to the stage last October at the Bakewell Media's Taste of Soul, one would expect the new year to proceed on a splendid note for the music icon.

And just when her world had become perfect, the mother of one got hit with this new tragedy, the loss of the most important, oldest male figure in her life. 

However, with her sad loss, the "Turnin me On" singer, who made her debut at age 12 via a piano recital, has experienced a setback, which the world hopes would not hold her back from rocking the new year.

Keri Hilson performs during RNB Fridays Live 2019 at HBF Park on November 8, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Keri Hilson performs during RNB Fridays Live 2019 at HBF Park on November 8, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

KELLY'S RETURN TO MUSIC

This comes almost a year after the talented artist celebrated the 10th anniversary of her first hit album, "In A Perfect World," which spelled the peak of her rise to fame.

She took to Instagram to mark the big break, while revealing her plans to return to the music labels in summer 2019, with a new album after four years away.

The star explained her absence, saying it was not her intention to go AWOL for so long, but intended the break as an avenue to make her real-world perfect.

And just when her world had become perfect, the mother of one got hit with this new tragedy, the loss of the most important, oldest male figure in her life. 

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