JoJo, real name Joanna Levesque, is the daughter of two musicians - her father Joel was a blues singer and her mother Diana sang in church and dabbled in musical theatre.

Joel passed away on Saturday, and the singer paid tribute in a touching message on Instagram.com which she posted alongside a childhood picture of herself with her father.

She writes, "I missed you even while you were here. I will miss you infinitely more now that you're gone. Thank you for holding on as long as you did. I know you tried your best. You are free now. I will love you always, Dad. I can feel you with me. Rest now. In peace. I miss your voice. I wish more people could have heard it. I promise I will keep singing for you."