After revealing last March that his father Decoroso “Dick” Seguerra had been undergoing radiation treatment for prostate cancer, Ice Seguerra had to say a final goodbye to him just last November 15. Before revealing her father’s health condition, the 36-year-old singer, had also opened up about battling depression and anxiety last year.
In his latest Instagram post last November 28, the 36-year-old artist posted a photo of himself as a teenager sharing a microphone and singing together with his parents with whom he has always shared a very close relationship. In his post, Ice talked about missing his late father and reveals that his love for singing initially came from the Seguerra patriarch.
He wrote, “Iba pala talaga yung tama kapag gabi na. Tahimik na lahat at ikaw na lang ang gising. Maaalala mo na naman lahat.
“Si mama ang unang nagturo sa akin kumanta pero kay erpats ko nakuha yung hilig sa pagkanta.
“Mula sa pagitara, multiplex, tapos sa bidyoke. Kilala kami parehong hindi namimigay ng mic. Buti na lang hindi kami sa beerhouse nag bibidyoke kasi malamang nasaksak na kami.
“Sa cellphone niya, makikita mo dun lahat ng numero na kailangan pindutin para sa mga favorite songs niya.
“Nung naging bedridden na si Pogi, kahit mahina ang signal sa condo, pinapatos na niya para makapag karaoke sa YouTube. Tapos dinala ko yung karaoke machine namin tsaka yung wireless mic, ayun, sayang saya. Buti di nagreklamo mga kapitbahay.
“Kahit nung malapit na siya mawala, papakantahin niya ako at pipilitin pa rin niyang sumabay, kahit nahihirapan na.
“We would sing for him. Ako, mga apo niya, mga bisita. Kahit may sakit siyang nararamdaman, you could see his eyes light up. Pati mga mata niya, nakikikanta.
“Ngayon, tahimik. Nakakabingi.
“Namimiss ko yung boses mo, Pogi.”
Ice is the only biological child of Dick and Caridad Seguerra and has an adopted younger brother. He first joined showbiz as a three-year-old contestant in Little Miss Philippines in 1987. After coming out as a lesbian in 2007, he now identifies as a transgender man and has been married to Liza Dino since 2014.