Nicole Kidman’s father, Dr. Antony Kidman, has died suddenly in Singapore, according to the Daily Mail. The Australian actress is married to American Idol judge, Keith Urban.
Reports of Dr. Kidman’s death are conflicting. The Mail is quoting sources who say Kidman collapsed after a heart attack inside the Wheelhouse restaurant at the Tanglin Club. He had been staying there while visiting his youngest daughter Antonia and six grandchildren. US Magazine, and other US outlets are reporting that his death occurred after a fall.
According to TMZ, Keith immediately dropped his plans–ditching a charity gig– to be by her side.
Keith Urban backed out of a gig at the last second Thursday night … so he could get to Nicole Kidman ASAP after getting the news her father died.
Keith was set to play a big ticket charity event at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, CA — a gig he was doing as a favor for his friend and longtime Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich.
We’re told Keith was driving to the country club — where members forked out $500 to $5,000 for a ticket — when he found out his father-in-law had passed away. He immediately turned around to jump on a private jet to his and Nicole’s home in Nashville.
We’re told the crowd at the benefit for the Ventura County Food Bank — including Bruce Jenner and Wayne Gretzky — was disappointed, but understood the situation. Meanwhile, Ehrlich pulled a rabbit out of his hat … scoring Kenny Loggins to fill in at the last second.
Keith’s next Idol gig is at the Minneapolis judges round auditions on September 22 and 23.