JoJo took to Instagram over the weekend to share an emotional tribute to her father.
“I missed you even while you were here,” she wrote on Instagram. “I will miss you infinitely more now that you’re gone. Thank you for holding on as long as you did. I know you tried your best. You are free now. I will love you always, Dad. I can feel you with me. Rest now. In PEACE. I miss your voice. I wish more people could have heard it. I promise I will keep singing for you.
The singer wrote that her father, Joel Maurice Levesque, died on Saturday. He was 60.
After dropping a “tringle” of three new songs in August, marking her return to the airwaves after her record label kept her from releasing new music, JoJo embarked on a comeback tour in early November. On Sunday, she’s set to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” to kick off the Quicken Loans Race for Heroes 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race in Phoenix, and she wrote on Instagram that she’ll be dedicating her performance to her father.
“Today I will be singing the national anthem to honor my dad,” she wrote. “He was a disabled veteran. I wish he was here with me today. He would have cried. I will be crying because I miss him already.”
JoJo also paid tribute to the victims of the terror attacks in Paris on Friday, which left at least 129 dead. “May God help us all to love and understand each other better,” she wrote. “To lead with compassion and live in peace on this one planet we are entrusted with.”