Ivy Queen Mourns Her Father's Death With Emotional Message: 'I Know He's Not Suffering Anymore'

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Ivy Queen performs at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 28, 2015 in New York City.

Reggaeton singer Ivy Queen took to Facebook to post an emotional tribute to her father, Francisco Pesante, who died after a long battle with pulmonary cancer.

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The "Dime" artist included the following caption on a photo of her with her dad : "With a torn soul but totally aware that he is no longer suffering. That his spirit flies high and he takes care of me from where ever he may be. That his soul is finally at peace, I know that he enjoyed life how he wanted and he understood everything from our last conversation on Father's Day ... alone, him and I, holding hands. My old man has left. He was responsible for making me love music and write songs that make sense. My old man has left and only thing I wish is to transmit to my brothers strength and solidarity. I'm sorry." 

Although the Puerto Rican singer and her father were distant, a week ago she posted on Instagram another photo of them together asking for privacy for her and her family. "I just got off the plane to find myself in this situation ... I beg you to let me deal with this privately. Let me peacefully find a way to transmit strength. I hope you give me this space and privacy to deal with this delicate situation. Let me and my father breathe peacefully." 

 

Acabo de bajarme de un avión para toparme con una situación. Les Ruego con toda mi alma y hoy con mi sufrimiento de hija por la salud de mi padre Francisco Pesante sabiendo y estando clara de la realidad de todo. Mis 2 parientes sufren la misma enfermedad y he visto esos dolores agónicos torcer hasta la sonrisa de cualquier ser humano. Suplico e imploro me permitan en privacidad lidiar con una situación que corresponde a la familia y no al mundo del FARANDULERO. Permitan que en tranquilidad yo pueda encontrar la manera de transmitirle fortaleza a lo evidente. Nadie debe aprovecharse de una situación tan delicada para con maldad sacar filo inesesario a una situación que solo concierne entre dos personas y NO a una multitud. Esperando me concedan el tiempo y privacidad para con esta delicada situación. Permitan que mi padre y yo podamos respirar paz. Que la paz, la misericordia y las bendiciones sean para todos!

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