Sep 11, 2017 10:25 AM EDT By Lindsay Cronin

Evie Clair Dad Died: 'AGT' Contestant Loses Father To Cancer [VIDEO]

Evie Clair's dad died of cancer last week.

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Evie Clair said goodbye to her father last week.

After opening up about her dad's Stage Four colon cancer throughout her time on America's Got Talent, the 14-year-old singer took to Instagram days ago to confirm that her father has died.

"This week has been the best and worst week of my life. I'm so grateful for the memories I've made with my family in the past year and a half. I'm so grateful for my dad being such a great example of faith and strength. He has endured so much and all that pain has finally come to an end," she wrote.

"He is in a place '12 gazillion' times better than this and I know he is so happy there. Thank you to all the people who have supported my family along this journey," she continued. "I love you all. I'll miss you so much, Daddy. Thanks for teaching me to love salsa and chicken wings and most of all the Lord. Love you lots. RIP: 9/7/17."

On her family's website, Clair’s mother Hillary told her fans and followers that she and their family decided to turn off life support.

“We watched him take his last breaths as he continued to breathe for about 15 minutes on his own," she explained, according to a report by Radar Online. "The children burst into tears but are now at home laughing at old home movies of daddy and remembering our great love for the most wonderful man any of us have ever known.”

Clair's story has been pulling at the heartstrings of America's Got Talent viewers and the judges for the past several weeks. Our thoughts and prayers are with Clair and her family during this difficult time. 

For more on the story, check out the America's Got Talent clip below.

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