MANILA, Philippines, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The estranged father of Filipino pop star Charice has been stabbed to death in San Pedro Laguna, authorities said.
Ricky Pempengco, who allegedly has a history of drug abuse, was killed about midnight Monday, the Philippine Daily Inquirer said.
The newspaper report did not say whether any arrests were made in the slaying. It also did not describe the circumstances of the man's death.
Charice, a 19-year-old singer who plays a recurring role on the American TV show "Glee," has said in the past she and her father were not close after he and her mother separated when she was 3.
However, the Inquirer said she posted messages on Twitter expressing her affection for him and the grief she feels over his death.
"I loved him and I will still love him. He's still my dad after all," Charice said on Twitter Tuesday.
She also said she has canceled her scheduled concerts with David Foster Nov. 2-3 in Singapore.
"I am very sorry to all my fans from Singapore. I am not going to be there to be part of (the) David Foster and Friends concert. I have to go back to the Philippines as soon as possible to be with my family. I hope you all understand. I love you all and I will see you next year," she said in another post on Twitter.