Bob Geldof is in mourning following the death of his beloved father on Thursday morning (26Aug10).
The veteran rocker's dad, Bob, Snr., passed away at a hospital in Dublin, Ireland at the age of 96 after a short illness.
A death notice, posted in Friday's (27Aug10) Irish Times described Bob, Snr. as "an exceptional loving man".
The funeral will be held in Dublin next Tuesday (31Aug10) ahead of a burial at the city's Deansgrange Cemetery.
The former Boomtown Rats star recently spoke about his father's friendship with U2 rocker Bono, revealing the pair bonded over their shared back injuries.