Adele’s father Mark Evans, has died at age 57 after a public battle with cancer.
Although Adele has had a well-publicized and long-running feud with her father, sources have told The Sun that she was be upset by the news of his death.
“Mark’s family are of course very upset by his passing. He always hoped things would work out with Adele, but it remained acrimonious to the end,” said the source.
“He made a few attempts to make things right, but clearly it had been too long.”
Adele’s father was out of the picture for her childhood, he walked out on her mother when Adele was three years old. In 2011 Evans admitted to The Sun that he was a terrible father.
“I was a rotten father at a time when she really needed me.
“I was putting away two litres of vodka and seven or eight pints of Stella every day.
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“I drank like that for three years. God only knows how I survived it.
“I was deeply ashamed of what I’d become and I knew the kindest thing I could do for Adele was to make sure she never saw me in that state.”
In early interviews, Adele dodged questions about the bitter divide between herself and her dad.
“I don’t hate him — he’s my dad,” she said.
Evans and Adele had a war of words between 2011 and 2017, but the feud hit a boiling point after Evans’ claimed the pair had patched up their differences and called the conflict a “misunderstanding”. He also said that her third album, 25, released in 2015, had proved to be a cathartic period in their relationship.
Adele countered this notion in her speech at the 2017 Grammy Awards. She told the audience: “Thank you to my manager because the comeback, as it were, was completely masterminded by him.
“And you executed it incredibly, and I owe you everything.
“We’ve been together for ten years, and I love you like you’re my dad. I love you so, so much.
“I don’t love my dad, that’s the thing. That doesn’t mean a lot. I love you like I would love my dad.”
While the cause of Evan’s death is yet to be confirmed, he has been fighting bowel cancer since 2013.
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