Bret Michaels 's father, Wally Sychak , died earlier today (Sunday, August 4), three days after suffering cardiac arrest.
The POISON frontman confirmed his father's passing in a message on his official web site.
He wrote: "This morning my Dad passed away. He was a great guy & loved by all. He was a veteran who loved this country, people, family, golf, betting on them horses, a cold beer & long drives. My father was a dreamer, he was my warrior, my friend & most important my Dad.
"After being resuscitated five times the doctor said he has never seen anyone in my Dad's serious condition fight like he did.
"Dad you said be strong no matter what, but this pain in my heart & soul hurts so bad at the moment…so bad. I miss you already, we all do.
"I love you always Dad & I will see you one day on the other side."
Sychak 's heart attack reportedly happened within two days after Michaels spent the week with his father, who was in attendance for a July 27 performance in Sunbury, Northumberland County, at Spyglass Ampitheater.
Bret 's August 2 show at Hard Rock Hotel in Orlando, Florida, has been rescheduled to August 23, while his August 3 show at the Old Town Amphitheatre in Rock Hill, South Carolina, has been moved to August 24.