(AllHipHop News) Rapper/actor Xzibit is mourning the loss of his father.
The “Empire” star took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the sad news in an emotional post.
“I am in tears and my heart is heavy. I don’t have the words right now,” Xzibit wrote. “Dad you are my hero. Thank you for everything you taught me, how you raised me, how you challenged me, how you loved your family. This is tough. I love you Dad.”
Xzibit, real name Alvin Joiner, did not reveal his father’s cause of death, but last month he posted pictures of his dad in a hospital bed.
“Wrapped last night at 4am from @empirefox, hopped on the first thing smoking, to get to my father,” he wrote on Instagram. “The doctor came in and said he’s stable, but hasn’t had anything to eat in 10 days. Hopefully I can get his spirits up and get him to eat something. I’m just glad I made it here.”