Pink remembers late father in heartbreaking post: 'I won't miss you yet'

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Pink is mourning her late father, Jim Moore, on what would have been his 76th birthday.

On Friday, Oct. 15, the singer shared a photo of her father’s cemetery plot. In front of a temporary plaque and a small American flag, she placed a short stack of doughnuts on top of a napkin with a single blue candle lit. In the caption, she penned an emotional message remembering her father nearly two months after his apparent death and their ever-changing relationship as father and daughter.

“Dad. I only knew you for 42 years this time,” she began the caption. “That’s a long time / That’s not that long / When I reach into my memories of us to try to understand our relationship I remember our fights first. Screaming. Crying. Misunderstanding.”

On the other hand though, the 42-year-old remembered another side to their relationship, writing, “And then like a parallel universe Simultaneously I remember the way you would pat my hand and say ‘aww’ to remind me to be gentler, To remind me that I was Nicer than that thing I said.”

“How you would tell me that the world was out to get me, but that the world was full of animals that needed our help,” she continued. “Nature that needed to be revered. Silence that needed to be listened to. You taught me that no fight was too small, except the ones that chipped away at your soul.”

Pink expressed that she is still processing her father’s death, writing, “I don’t even know that I can handle the cold hard truth that I miss you yet.”

“I wanna still act like this is one of those times that I’m busy and not calling. I can’t feel this yet,” she added.

Friday would have been her father’s birthday and the singer shared that she is “ashamed to say” that she isn’t sure whether or not she remembered to send her father a card.

James T Moore, Pink's father and Pink. (Kevin Mazur / WireImage)
James T Moore, Pink's father and Pink. (Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

“You and i’s hearts have always been a bit broken,” she wrote candidly. “And you’re the only one that understood that without having to talk about it. I don’t know where you are.And therefore I don’t know where I am either. Anyways Happy birthday Daddy Sir.”

She concluded the caption on a poignant note, writing, “Gone but not forgotten. I won’t miss you yet. I’m not ready.”

At the end of August, Pink shared two photos on Instagram of her alongside her father around his reported time of death, according to E!. In the first post, she posted a photo of the two from 2007 performing a song in New York City that he wrote when he was serving in Vietnam together, simply captioning it, “Daddy-sir.”

Two days later in another post she shared two black and white photos taken years apart that mirrored one another. The first photo was a throwback snap of Pink and her father dressed to the nines as they shared a dance when she was a child. The second photo was a photo of the father-daughter duo sharing a dance at her wedding to Carey Hart.

“Til forever,” she wrote in the caption.

At that time, Pink's representative was unable to confirm Moore's death to TODAY. His exact cause of death is unknown.

Moore's death comes just one year after the singer revealed that her father was battling prostate cancer. She shared the heartbreaking news last July on Instagram, snapping a photo of her father smiling in the hospital bed before surgery in seemingly good spirits despite the circumstances of his health.

“He just finished his second round of chemo for prostate cancer, fell off a ladder and fractured his back, lost function in his legs until my battered and bruised husband shared his brilliant doctor... Dr. Bray of DISC sports and Spine Center (I love this man with all of my heart) all three of these aforementioned men actually,” she wrote. “But here he is, my Dad, scared and in pain sitting with the love of his life, our Grace, and what’s he doing???? Smiling. Cracking jokes. Making everyone else feel better.”

She continued, adding, “He’s already back to his old tricks ten hours later, talking about napalm and snipers and viruses and blood puddles.... oh, Dad. How amazing it is to watch you whistle through Hell.”