Donald Glover Reveals His Father Recently Died

Donald Sr. was Childish Gambino's biggest fan.

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| December 18 2018,

8:01 pm

During his final show as Childish Gambino, Donald Glover paid a touching tribute to his recently deceased father.

Glover was performing in Los Angeles for his This Is America tour when he shared the sad news of his dad's passing, according to Complex. 

“I lost my father a couple weeks ago," he said in a video posted to Reddit. "I wanted to play him some of the new songs, but he didn’t want to hear them because he was like, ‘I know they’ll be great.’ I’m not saying that to talk about music, I say that to talk about trust.”

Before he performed his song “Riot,” the Atlanta show runner acknowledged 2018 was a difficult year for him, reports Variety.

“I lost a lot of good people,” he said. “I know it’s been a tough year for everybody, that’s what’s crazy. I wish I could change everything for everybody.”

The artist also publicly mourned the death of fellow rapper Mac Miller earlier this year, as Blavity reported. "This Mac Miller s**t got me f**ked up,” Gambino said at the time. “He was so nice. He was the sweetest guy, he was so nice."

Glover’s dad, Donald Sr., was known for his enthusiastic support of his son on his Twitter page, DonaldsDad.

Glover’s fans tweeted their condolences to the “This Is America” rapper.

Rest in peace, Donald Sr.

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