Rapper Machine Gun Kelly has written an emotional message to fans after the death of his father.
Announcing the news on Instagram, Kelly, whose real name is Colson Baker, said that he would be taking a break from social media while in mourning.
“I had plans for the one year anniversary of Hotel Diablo today… that album was everything I wanted to say and I know it’s close to my fans,” he wrote.
He continued: “But my father took his last breath this morning, and I’ve never felt a pain this deep in my life.”
”I’m setting my phone down. Love you. Thank you guys for everything.”
Kelly’s fourth album, Hotel Diablo, was released last year. The artist is about to put out his fifth record, entitled Tickets to My Downfall.
Fans and fellow artists shared their condolences with the “Bad Things” rapper. These included Blink-182’s Travis Barker, who wrote: “Send all the the love in the world to you right now brother.”
Actor and pop star Hailee Steinfeld also said she was “sending you all the love in the world”, while artist Yung Pinch wrote: “Damn bro I’m so sorry for you... sending love & prayers always!!”