ROBYN BECK / AFP via Getty Images Just a few days before Christmas, Michelle Williams mourns her father Dennis Williams

On Sunday, the former Destiny’s Child singer shared the news on Instagram, along with a photo of her 68-year-old father

“I just don’t know what to say or where to start Papa, you fought harder than those of us who are in good health, you’ve fought for 15 years !!! You really survived moments when we thought you wouldn’t make it! “wrote Williams

She said her mother, Anita Williams, sang to him the night before when he “looked so pleased and had a peaceful look in [his] eyes”

“You weren’t in pain either. The Lord took you in his arms this morning and I’m so grateful that you’re resting in Him! I love you, Daddy!” Michelle concluded, dividing her father’s life span: 13 November 1952 – 20 December 2020

Williams received tons of supportive messages and prayer emojis in comments from Tamar Braxton, Tasha Cobbs-Leonard, Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts, Lecrae, Yvonne Orji, Jermaine Dupri, and others, including Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Lawson

“My beautiful, I am so sorry !!! Your father was a true warrior”, wrote Lawson “Yes, he is resting now and is with your beloved grandma I am so glad that we had the time together Hawaii and that we talked for an hour last night We love you so much “

The day before, Williams announced the launch of her Checking In with Michelle Williams podcast, which was selected as one of Oprah Magazine’s Most Awaiting Podcasts of 2021. The podcast will include her celebrity friends interviewing her about how they deal with their “mental health problems.” and even offer coping strategies for emotional wellbeing “

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