Last night, Gary Valenciano's father, Vicente passed away at around 6 p.m. due to cancer. He is 87 years old.

In his post on microblogging site, Twitter, he tweeted: "Goodbye, dad. I love you so much and I'll see you soon,"

He added: "I can't express how grateful my family is to all who have lifted up a prayer for my dad. Jesus picked him up a few minutes ago. I love you all."

His father is a professional photographer, and also a two-time president of the Camera Club of the Philippines.

He released a series of photographic and biographical books simply titled "Gary Valenciano."

The details of the wake have yet to be detailed by the singer's family.