Singer Michelle Williams took to Instagram to share the sad news of the passing of her father Dennis Williams.

“I just don’t know what to say or where to start,” wrote the singer, accompanied with a picture of her late father. “Daddy, you fought harder than those of us that are in good health! For 15 years, you FOUGHT!!! You truly outlived moments where we thought you wouldn’t make it!! Mommy said last night she sang songs to you and you looked so content and had a look of peace in your eyes. You weren’t in any pain either!! The Lord took you in his arms this morning and I’m so thankful that you are resting in Him!!! I love you Daddy!!!! Nov 13, 1952-Dec 20, 2020.”

Williams has shared that her father battled with heart issues since 2005. This inspired her to become an ambassador for the American Heart Association’s “Power to End Stroke” campaign. The late Williams suffered from a stroke 15 years ago due to “smoking, diabetes and an unhealthy diet.” Her grandmother also suffered from a stroke the following year during an outpatient procedure.

Due to her family’s health issues, Williams wanted to speak out about issues with her own health. She has been very open with her battle with depression.

Earlier this year, the former Destiny’s Child member announced that she will be releasing a book, Checking In: How Getting Real About Depression Saved My Life – and Can Save Yours. The book will be available in March 2021. It is already on the list of next year’s most-anticipated books from Oprah Magazine.

“I went ahead and shared parts of my life that may be considered too much information BUT I can’t act like life hasn’t come with some challenges! It makes me more thankful for the wins!!,” Williams wrote on Instagram when the book was announced.

Tina Knowles-Lawson expressed her condolences to Williams on Instagram writing, “My Belle, I am so sorry!!! Your dad was a true warrior. Yes He is resting now and is with your beloved granny. I am so glad we had time together in Hawaii and that we talked for an hour last night we love you so much.”

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