Trace Adkins' Father Dies Days After Star Left Rehab to Be With Dad

Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014 05:53 PM

By Ken Mandel

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The father of country music star Trace Adkins has passed away.

Aaron Adkins died in Louisiana with Trace Adkins by this side, according to TMZ. The 52-year-old singer left a Florida rehabilitation center last week to be with his father.

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Adkins checked himself into a rehabilitation facility for a relapse in his battle with alcoholism after he allegedly got into a fight on a cruise ship, his representative told The Daily News in January.

"Trace has entered a treatment facility after a setback in his battle with alcoholism," his representative told the New York Daily News at the time. "As he faces these issues head on, we ask that his family's privacy will be respected."

The singer of "Ladies Love Country Boys" had been sober for 12 years before the reported altercation with an Adkins impersonator.

In addition to his country music career, Adkins was also the 2013 winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice."

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