Glee Stars Offer Charice Sympathy After Her Father's Murder

Celebrity News Nov. 1, 2011 AT 4:58PM
Glee Stars Offer Charice Sympathy After Her Father's Murder Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage; Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty; Victor Decolongon/Getty

As Charice Pempengco struggles to make sense of her father's shocking murder, Glee stars Lea Michele and Jenna Ushkowitz are offering their condolences via Twitter.

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"My thoughts and prayers go out today to my girl Charice and her family for their terrible loss," Michele, 25, wrote Tuesday. "Thinking of you Charice."

Echoed Ushkowitz, 25: "Saddened to hear about Charice's loss. Sending all my love to you and your family."

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Pempengco's 40-year-old father, construction worker Ricky Pempengco, was at a grocery store in San Pedro, Philippines, Monday night when an intoxicated stranger stabbed him with an ice pick, according to local police.

Although Pempengco and her father were long estranged -- her mother left him when she and her brother were young -- the 19-year-old singer canceled the remainder of tour dates with David Foster to be with her family in the Philippines.

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"I want to thank my fans from around the world for their support and love at this very difficult time for my family and I," Pempengco told Us Weekly in a statement Tuesday. "We are all very sad about this terrible tragedy."

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