Amber Portwood's Father Has Died at the Age of 50

Amber Portwood

Fans will no doubt be sending their heartfelt condolences and prayers to her today, as we learned that Amber Portwood's dad died at the age of 50 on Tuesday. Shawn Portwood had undergone liver surgery at Orlando Regional Medical Center last Friday and was put in a medically induced coma after the procedure. Earlier this week, Amber tweeted her followers asking them to pray for her father, who was in the ICU at the time.

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Sadly, her brother, Shawn Jr., confirmed to Us Weekly that their dad lost his battle.

He indicated that the family is currently making funeral arrangements, and as you can expect, he revealed that Amber is beyond devastated over the loss.

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He explained, "When I called Amber to tell her, she didn't say a whole lot of anything. She was too busy crying. He's been sick for a while, but there is no way to prepare for this."

Ugh. This news is heartbreaking enough as it is, but the fact that Christmas is only a week away makes losing her father even more gut-wrenching, so we can only imagine how hard this time is for Amber and her family. We're sending her our deepest sympathy and hope she will be able to find a sense of peace in knowing her dad is not suffering anymore.

What words of condolence would you send to Amber?

 

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