Katharine McPhee’s Dad Daniel McPhee Dies Less Than A Month After Her Engagement to Boyfriend David Foster

Updated On 22 Jul, 2018 Published On

Heartfelt Condolence! It's been less than a month Katharine McPhee became engaged to her longtime boyfriend David Foster and the American Idol star has now lost her father, Daniel McPhee.

Daniel, who used to work as a television producer; produced CBS' hit series Simon & Simon which ran for eight years (1981-1989), died on Sunday, July 15.

The actress, 34, took to Instagram on Monday, July 16 to announce the sad news with a heartbreaking statement.

The post features a picture of the father-daughter duo as the Smash alum captioned the photo,

I can’t believe I’m even writing this. But it is with heavy heart that I share that my sweet sweet Papa left this earth yesterday morning. We as a family are completely heartbroken and devastated.

She continued,

He was my biggest fan, my biggest champion, always telling me to ‘Give em hell kid!’ He was so kind and caring and made sure we knew how much he loved us. Not sure my heart will ever be the same. I’m so sad he missed my broadway debut. But when I return to the stage next week I hope he can watch it in peace and from up above. Thank you to all my friends who’ve been so loving and supportive these last 48 hours. I love you Papa. I already miss you so much. This hurts.

The exact cause of death of the late producer has not been disclosed yet but due to Daniel's old age, we can assume that he passed away of natural causes or a pre-existing condition such as heart troubles.

A couple of days before the proud father's death, Katharine had canceled her Waitress performances to be with her dad, however, she didn't explain what actually happened at the time.


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As previously reported, on Tuesday, July 3, Katharine announce that she and her boyfriend became engaged via Instagram, revealing that he asked for her hand for marriage “at the top of this mountain in Anacapri”.


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The couple's dating rumors first surfaced in May 2017 as they were caught cuddling up in Malibu.

Katharine was previously married to actor Nick Cokas (2008 - 2016). The musician, meanwhile, is a four-time married and four-time divorced man; First wife, B.J. Cook ( m. 1972 - 1981), Second wife, Rebecca Dyer (m. 1982 - 1986), Third wife Linda Thompson (m. 1991 - 2005), Fourth wife, Yolanda Hadid ( from 2011 to May 2017).