Songwriter Paul Vance had died at the age of 92.
The musician – who co-wrote the tune ‘Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini’ – passed away at a nursing facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 30.
Paula, his daughter, wrote on Facebook: “As I sit here to write a tribute to my Dad Paul Vance, Legend , famous songwriter , author, and owner and lover of his many winning race horses, I do so with a heavy heart because to me he was just my Dad [broken-heart emoji] (sic)”
Paula subsequently revealed her dad had died in her arms.
Her post continued: “I sat by his side for hours playing beautiful music , mostly his Ofcourse , and he took his last breath while listening to my brother Philips voice singing My name is Michael , from his hit song , Playground in my mind. Only you Dad, only you lol. It’s as if he wrote the way he would take his last breath on earth [heart emoji] (sic)”
Paula explained that her dad – who also wrote songs such as ‘Catch a Falling Star’ and ‘Tracy’ – apologised for his mistakes before he passed away.
She added: “For those of you who hold on to anger and bitterness , I just want to say that when you forgive you set your self free and the person you are forgiving . Don’t wait till it’s to late [prayer emoji] Please keep us in your prayers and let’s remember all the good and fun times we shared because of the Amazing talents of this one dynamic crazy dude I call Daddy! (sic)”