Demi Lovato`s father no more

Last Updated: Jun 23, 2013, 15:25 PM IST

Los Angeles: Singer Demi Lovato`s father Patrick Lovato has passed away. It is said that he was battling cancer.

The news was revealed by the singer`s sister Dallas when she took to Twitter and posted: "Rest in peace daddy I love you," reports

Demi`s parents divorced in 1994 and she has been estranged from her dad since 2007.

After news of Patrick`s death broke, Demi`s mother Dianna, published a picture of him with the singer and her sister on her Twitter page, adding: "Thank you all for the outpouring of love and prayers. You all are amazing!"

Demi was reportedly due to attend a photoshoot with her fellow US reality show "The X Factor" judges but pulled out of the event.

The show`s host, Mario Lopez, revealed her absence by posting a picture of the remaining judges on his Twitter page.

He tweeted: "With my `The X Factor` USA team! Missing Demi Lovato today."