One Direction Pays Tribute to Harry Styles’ Stepfather Following His Death

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2017 was going amazingly for Harry Styles. He released his eponymous first solo album, which debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200; he reportedly had a new woman in his life, Tess Ward. What more could a successful 23-year-old musician ask for?

Sadly, 2017 isn’t entirely full of joy for the famed singer. Not only is he reportedly no longer dating his food blogger girlfriend anymore, but his beloved stepfather, Robin Twist, died earlier this week.

“Harry’s stepfather, Robin Twist, sadly passed away this week after a long battle with cancer,” revealed the “Sign of the Times” singer’s rep to People. “The family asks for privacy at this time.”

The late-57-year-old man married Harry’s mother, Anne Cox, in June 2013, with the One Direction member serving as best man, standing by Robin’s side at the wedding.

Though Harry has yet to speak out about the tragic event, his fellow 1D members, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne & Niall Horan, are sending their love and support, and expressing their own mournful feelings about Robin:

Our hearts go out to Harry and the rest of his family at this sad time.
Sadly, like Harry Styles, these stars lost their own fathers to cancer:

Vanessa Hudgens

After being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in August 2015, Vanessa's father, Greg Hudgens, passed away from the disease. The 65-year-old's passing, unfortunately, came just hours before Vanessa took the Fox stage in the role of Rizzo for Grease: Live. Vanessa dedicated her performance to her father saying, "Tonight, I do the show in his honor." Because she's such a trooper, she went on to give a flawless performance. You go, girl!

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Demi Lovato

Although Demi didn't seem to have a close relationship with her father in life, she still had to deal with struggle of losing him to cancer back in 2013. The "Confident" singer then opened up about her relationship with him and his passing in the song "Father" that is featured on her latest album. We're here for you, Demi!

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Austin Mahone

Unfortunately, Austin's father never grew old enough to see his son grow into the talented musician he is today — as he lost his battle with cancer when Austin was still a kid! However, because of the timing in Austin's life, it only helped him grow closer to his father. "People are like, 'Is it weird that you don't have a dad?' No. That’s just how I grew up, and that's what's normal for me. I can't imagine having a dad. I can't be like, 'Hey, Dad! Want to go play catch in the yard?' That would be weird for me to say," he told Teen Vogue in an interview.

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The Kardashians

Before the Jenner family was around, Kris was married (and later divorced) to famed lawyer, Robert Kardashian. He served as the father for Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, and Rob, until he passed away on September 20, 2003 from esophageal cancer at the mere age of 59. The siblings still remember their father in episodes of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and is being portrayed by David Schwimmer in The People v. O.J. Simpson.

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Scott Disick

And Kourtney Kardashian's on-again-off-again love and father of her children, Scott Disick, unfortunately lost his father to cancer as well. As his dad, Jeffrey, seemed to have passed away from the disease in the beginning of 2014 — just months after his mother passed away as well. So sad!

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Priyanka Chopra

In June 2013, the Quantico actress lost her father to cancer after he suffered an eight year battle with the disease. In fact, Priyanka even put her acting career on hold for a bit to deal with her father and his disease. However, after the passing, she used both of their struggle to open up her very own cancer center in his name. How sweet!

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Keith Urban

At the end of 2015, the country rocker's father, Robert Urban, lost his battle with cancer. "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," Keith released in a statement after his father's passing, "Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers."

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