Fergie has announced the death of her dad, Pat Ferguson.
The 46-year-old singer took to social media on Thursday (September 30) to pen a touching tribute to her father, who passed away last month at the age of 74.
Click inside to read her tribute…
“This hit harder and deeper than anything I’ve ever felt,” Fergie started her post on Instagram. “You were the best dad a girl could ever ask for. Your spirit was a pillar of positivity. I miss your smiling face, and you waking up saying ‘I feel great! I’m excited for the day!’ I still hear you every morning.”
Fergie also shared several photos of her dad throughout his life.
“You were a coach who fired me up to be ambitious and competitive, while still reminding me Zen-like, that success is in the journey,” Fergie continued. “You were a teacher who taught me the freedom of life away from the hustle and bustle of a rigid schedule. You were the epitome of living in the present.”
Fergie and her dad co-founded the wine label Ferguson Crest back in 2006. She has often shared photos of the two of them at their vineyard in Santa Barbara.
“You were one with the earth. I can’t bite into a juicy nectarine or taste a mint leaf without thinking about the ones you grew in the back yard,” Fergie wrote. “Your Syrah grapes brought so much joy to everyone who has sipped your delicious wine. Your inner strength was as deep as the ocean you loved to fish on.”
Fergie added, “You were known as Pat, Padre, Coach, Ferg, Mr. Ferguson, Papa, Grampa, Patrick, and Patricio… but most importantly, You were my Dad. I feel of you every time I watch an NFL game, have a beer at Mavericks, and hear a Rolling Stones song. I see you waving at me every time the wind hits the trees. I love You Dad.”
Fergie concluded her tribute with lyrics from Led Zeppelin‘s 1971 song “Stairway to Heaven.”
“‘And if you listen very hard / The tune will come to you at last / When all are one and one is all / To be a rock and not to roll,’” Fergie wrote.
Our thoughts are with Fergie and her family during this difficult time.
We have sadly lost all of these stars in 2021.