Jann Arden’s Father Has Passed Away

Jann Arden has shared the sad news that her father passed away last night after being rushed to the hospital with pneumonia, a minor stroke and low blood pressure.

The 53-year-old singer sharesd a picture of herself and her father on social media, noting that he died on her mother’s 79th birthday.

//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.jsThe “Love Is A Battlefield”; singer was updating fans on her social media accounts as she was making her way to the hospital. In a detailed Facebook post, she told fans that she was stuck in the Chicago airport on her way to be by her father’s side.

I am sitting in the Chicago airport trying to get home. I missed a connection last night and so here i am- giving it…

Posted by Jann Arden on Monday, August 31, 2015

Arden’s assistant shares his condolences on Instagram with a photo saying, “This man was a character right up until the end.”;


In Arden’s 2012 autobiography, Falling Backwards, she chronicled her father’s struggles with alcohol.

Arden’s father leaves behind his other two children, Patrick Richards and Duray Richards.

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