Keith Urban's dad Robert dies after long battle with cancer: 'He is finally at peace'

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Keith Urban's Father Robert Dies After Long Battle With Cancer


Keith Urban's father, Robert Urban, died Saturday night after a long battle with cancer.

The 48-year-old country singer, who revealed on Thursday that his father had been placed in hospice care, confirmed the news of his father's death in a statement to ET.

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"I've been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that [wife Nicole Kidman] and I, and our family, have received since my Dad's passing on Saturday night," Urban shared. "His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace. My Dad's love of country music and America set me on my life's journey, and shaped so much of who I am today. Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers."

Urban opened up to The Tennessean last week, where he shared that his father "[has] probably only got a few weeks, if that."

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CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 16: Honoree Nicole Kidman (L) and recording artist Keith Urban attend the Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards Presented by Max Mara, BMW of North America, and Tiffany & Co. at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on June 16, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Women in Film)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 13: Singer Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 'American Idol' XIV grand finale at Dolby Theatre on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters.) Musician Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)
Keith Urban, left, and Nicole Kidman attend the 2015 G’DAY USA GALA at the Hollywood Palladium on Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP)
Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of "Paddington" at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rob Latour/Invision/AP)
Actress Nicole Kidman and singer Keith Urban hold hands as they pose for photographers upon arrival at the world premiere of the film Paddington in London, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
Australian actress Nicole Kidman (L) and her husband musician Keith Urban (R) kiss as they pose for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premiere of 'Paddington' in London on November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Nicole Kidman and singer-songwriter Keith Urban attend the BMI 2014 Country Awards at BMI on November 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13: Actress Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the Celebrate Life Ball at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on June 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne /Invision/AP)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Musician Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 2013 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the Premiere of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
Actress Nicole Kidman, left, and musician Keith Urban arrive at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday Jan. 13, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 23: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 64th Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tonya Wise/Invision for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences/AP Images)
Actress Nicole Kidman, left, and musician Keith Urban depart following the screening of The Paperboy at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, May 24, 2012. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)
Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Nicole Kidman, left, and Keith Urban arrive at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2011. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban arrive at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Nichole Kidman, left, is joined by husband Keith Urban before the Golden Globe Awards Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Nicole Kidman, right, and Keith Urban arrive at the 37th Annual American Music Awards on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
Country singer Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 43rd Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
Actress Nicole Kidman kisses her husband, singer Keith Urban, as they attend the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 7, 2009. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen)
Keith Urban and wife Nicole Kidman arrive at the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, May 18, 2008, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
Australian actress Nicole Kidman, right, and her husband, singer Keith Urban, arrive for the 80th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in Los Angeles. Kidman will be a presenter during the Oscars telecast. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)
Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban sit in the stands of the Rod Laver Arena before the start of the Men's Singles fourth round match between Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Lleyton Hewitt of Australia at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Rick Stevens)
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The Australia musician recently revealed his new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame, titled "Keith Urban So Far..." Urban called the exhibit "bittersweet" because his father was "the catalyst for all of this. My dad is the catalyst for me living in America."

Last year, Urban supported his wife through the unexpected loss of her father, celebrated Australian clinical psychologist Dr. Anthony Kidman, when he suffered a fatal falling accident in Singapore while visiting the actress' sister in September.

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"[Keith] has been so good to me for nine years, but for the last month, which has been a really tough time for me ... he's been amazing," Kidman told Ellen DeGeneres last October. "To have my husband just step up that way ... it makes me cry. We all go through hard times in our lives, but to be literally carried by your partner, and physically, at times, because I was so devastated. I'll do anything for that man."

For more on Urban's relationship with his late father, watch the video below.

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