Mel B Shares Touching Tribute to Her Late Father: 'Be Free Dad'

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Mel B photographed for America's Got Talent in 2016.

Mel B has shared a touching tribute to her father, Martin Brown, who died Saturday (March 4) after a five-year battle with cancer.

The America’s Got Talent judge and Spice Girls member posted an emotional note to Instagram on Sunday.

“It is with great sadness after a 5yr battle to multiple myeloma cancer our loving father Martin Brown passed away age 63 peacefully yesterday,” she captioned a photo of two people holding hands.

“Both of us his children were by his side and would like to say thank you to St Gemma’s and all the doctors and nurses for their amazing care and support over the years. Please respect our privacy and let us as a united family grieve.”

Mel B ended the message, writing, “With love and respect. Melanie and Danielle Brown. ... Be Free Dad.”

Our thoughts go out to Mel B and her family.