Clint's father, G.A. Black, died at the age of 78 on Sunday (Dec. 2). Clint’s publicist released the this statement on Monday:
It is with a heavy heart that country superstar Clint Black releases information on the untimely death of his father, G.A. Black (78), on Sunday, December 2, 2012. It is believed that due to the loss of his wife, Mary Lou, in the last year and a half and his own declining health, G.A. Black chose to end his own suffering without any indication to his family or friends that he might do so. Mr. Black is survived by sons Mark, Brian, Kevin, Clint and his extended family.
“Our family is devastated by this news,” Clint says of the tragedy. “We are still in the beginning stages of preparations to honor our father, and at this time, we respectfully ask for privacy until we have had the opportunity to fully process what’s transpired over the last 48 hours.”
Clint has cancelled his scheduled appearance at this weekend's BonfireJam music festival due to the death of his father. No other details yet on affected tour dates.