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Brown's father dies

R&B star Bobby Brown is in mourning following the death of his father.

Brown's dad, Herbert Brown, passed away on Saturday (10Dec11) at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer, according to TMZ.com.

The New Edition singer revealed earlier this month (Dec11) that his father, who he called Pop, had been hospitalized and he thanked fans for all their "prayers".

Brown's mother Carole died in January (11).