Phoebe Bridgers shared the sad news of her father’s death in a message she posted to Instagram on Tuesday, January 3.
“Rest in peace dad,” Bridgers captioned a picture that shows the singer-songwriter listening to music through headphones alongside her late father. She did not share any additional details regarding his death.
Bridgers has had a complicated relationship with her father. In an interview with GQ in September 2019, Bridgers revealed that her parents got divorced when she was 20 and stated that he father had been abusive and had a “drug thing” when she was younger.
The fan-favorite track, “Kyoto,” off her sophomore album, Punisher, touches on her relationship with her father.
“You called me from a payphone / They still got payphones / It cost a dollar a minute / To tell me you’re getting sober / And you wrote me a letter / But I don’t have to read it,” she sings in the opening verse, later singing, “I don’t forgive you / But please don’t hold me to it / Born under Scorpio skies / I wanted to see the world / Through your eyes until it happened.”
(Photo: Frank Ockenfels)
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