On Father’s Day Demi Tweeted about the importance of her stepfather, as she has been estranged from her biological father. Even so, this is doubtlessly a very emotional time for her. Patrick Lovato, US Weekly is reporting, had cancer.
Demi’s older sis, Dallas, Tweeted:
Rest in peace daddy I love you..
— Dallas Lovato (@dallaslovato) June 22, 2013
and Demi Tweeted:
I feel so humbled to have had so much support from my fans, friends, family and complete strangers.. God bless you all, thank you so much ❤
— demetria lovato (@ddlovato) June 23, 2013
Likewise, MTV Act wishes Demi and her family well.
Demi is getting a lot of support from her fans (many are appropriately tweeting “stay strong” to her), but not everyone gets this kind of support when they’ve lost a love one. The loss of a loved one impacts everyone differently, and everyone needs a different amount of time to grieve. It’s normal to feel emotions besides grief — like anger or disbelief. If you’ve lost someone close to you, or if you’ve experienced any loss that’s getting you down, you can check out Half of Us for resources and tips on ways to get through this difficult time. It isn’t always easy having to “stay strong,” but even if you don’t have millions of fans, there are people out there who care and want to help.