Machine Gun Kelly, is mourning the loss of his father. Sharing the sad news in an emotional message to his fans on Sunday. The rapper, real name Colson Baker, said he was planning something special to celebrate the first anniversary of his fourth album Hotel Diablo when he received the news of his father passing.
"I had plans for the one year anniversary of 'Hotel Diablo' today... that album was everything i wanted to say and i know it's close to my fans... but my father took his last breath this morning, and I've never felt a pain this deep in my life," he wrote on Instagram. "I'm setting my phone down. love you. thank you guys for everything."
The post was met with an outpouring of support and love from fans and friends, including pal and frequent collaborator Travis Barker, who commented, "Send all the love in the world to you right now brother.”
Kelly did not disclose the cause of death or any further details on his father’s health. What makes this all even more heartbreaking, according to a New York Times piece that ran in Sunday's paper, Colson shared that he had just recently reconciled with his dad, "He’s so stoked that I’m playing guitar now. He called me the other day and told me that he’s really starting to enjoy my music,” he told the paper. “And he’s super proud of me.”