Teen pop star Charice, who stars as Sunshine Corazon on Glee, has suffered a terrible tragedy, as her estranged father was killed in the Philippines, the Associated Press reported this morning.
The singer canceled a performance in Singapore as a result of the news, tweeting, “I am not going to be there to be part of David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family.”
According to police, Charice’s father, 40-year-old Ricky Pempengco, was found stabbed to death with an ice pick after a run-in with a drunk man at a small grocery store in Manila, the singer’s hometown.
Though their relationship had soured, Charice said in another Twitter post, “I loved him and I will still love him. He’s still my Dad after all.”