Kapamilya actor-singer Sam Milby announced on Wednesday, November 3, the death of his father, Lloyd William Milby.
Posting a photo of his hand holding his father's, Sam wrote on Instagram: "Rest in peace dad... love you."
Fans and followers of the Halik star, including his showbiz friends and colleagues, immediately sent their condolences.
"My deepest condolences to you and the whole family," wrote Judy Ann Santos.
"My brother, my deepest condolences... Always here," said Gerald Anderson.
"My family and I send our deepest condolences Samuel. Until you meet again," added KC Concepcion.
Other celebrities who extended their sympathies to Sam were Bea Alonzo, Jericho Rosales, Iza Calzado, John Prats, Isabel Oli, Moira dela Torre, Darren Espanto, Maxene Magalona, Bianca Gonzalez, Geneva Cruz, Nikki Gil, Gab Valenciano, Joseph Marco, Rodjun Cruz, EA Guzman, Erik Santos, and Christian Bautista.
According to Sam's sister Ada Milby, their father passed away on Monday, November 1, in his home surrounded by his family. He was 87.
Paying tribute to their late dad in a Facebook post, Ada wrote: "A proud Cherokee man, Lloyd 'Little Eagle' served in the US Army and went on to own two businesses, L.W. Milby Inc. Exhibit Services, and Eagle Cloud Material Handling. He is also one of the founders of the Native American Business Alliance. In his free time, he loved riding dirt bikes, spending time with friends and family, taking care of all sorts of wildlife, and tinkering with anything he could get his hands on.
"Lloyd is survived by his loving wife, Elsie, his children, Deborah, Brett, Kevin, Tina, Ada, and Sam; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son Bryan," she added.
She then shared details of their father's wake and burial, before encouraging friends and family to consider a donation in their father's memory to Bella Care Hospice Dayton, a hospital in Ohio, U.S., where their family is based.
Like Sam, Ada did not disclose any details about their dad's death.
In a previous interview on PUSH Bets Live last year, Sam revealed that his father suffers from dementia, a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of brain function and therefore leading to the loss of memory, language, problem-solving, other thinking abilities.
"My dad, he's turning 86 this year so he's getting up there. And he has dementia, so I have a lot of worries about him and his health," he said at the time.