Earlier Tuesday morning (April 25), Xzibit made the announcement that his dad had passed.

This morning, my father passed away,” he wrote on Instagram. “I am in tears and my heart is heavy. I don’t have the words right now. Dad you are my hero. Thank you for everything you taught me, how you raised me, how you challenged me, how you loved your family. This is tough. I love you Dad. #semperfi”

In March, X to the Z revealed through the social media site that his father was suffering from an unidentified illness and hadn’t eaten at that point in 10 days.

He later hit social media to show appreciation for fans reaching out in support.

Despite slowing down on the music front with his last release being The Murder Show alongside Demrick and B-Real as The Serial Killers, Xzibit has continued to rise as an actor. This includes his ongoing role on Empire, which got renewed for a fourth season, and a starring role on the recently released film Grow House with Snoop Dogg and Lil Duval.

HipHopDX expresses our condolences to Xzibit and his family.