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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 07: Country artist Lauren Alaina performs at Bridgestone Arena on September 7, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Keep those prayers for Lauren Alaina coming, as she suffered a heartbreaking loss over the weekend.

Earlier in the week, a statement appeared on the country star’s Twitter account that indicated she had no choice but to back out of performances slated for this weekend.

Now, Lauren herself has taken to social media to share devastating news with her fans.

In a statement posted on Instagram, Alaina revealed that her stepdad, Sam, passed away on Sunday.

As you know, prior to his death, Sam was battling stage four cancer and had experienced several setbacks in his treatment in recent months.

While Lauren and her family are undoubtedly devastated by the loss of her stepdad, her Instagram post was uplifting.

In the post, she told her fans that Sam always lived life fully and loved deeply, even during his final moments.

In his final hours, Sam spoke about seeing Jesus and finding Heaven, and being reunited with loved ones.

Please keep Lauren in your thoughts and prayers.

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