Adele’s estranged dad, Mark Evans, dies aged 57 after battle with cancer
Mark Evans, estranged dad to Grammy Award winning singer, Adele, has died at 57 after years of disputes and public rows.
Adele, 33, has previously spoken of her fractured relationship with dad who had been suffering from cancer.
Mark walked out on Adele’s mother Penny when Adele was three and returned to his native Wales.
In 2017 Adele infamously told the audience during her Grammys speech;
“Thank you to my manager because the comeback, as it were, was completely masterminded by him.
“And you executed it incredibly, and I owe you everything.
“We’ve been together for ten years, and I love you like you’re my dad. I love you so, so much.
“I don’t love my dad, that’s the thing. That doesn’t mean a lot. I love you like I would love my dad.”
Mark once claimed that he and his daughter had made up and shared a drink around the time of her Adele Live tour to support her second album 21. But she later denied this.
A source said: “Mark’s family are of course very upset by his passing. He always hoped things would work out with Adele, but it remained acrimonious to the end.
“He made a few attempts to make things right, but clearly it had been too long.”
In 2011, Mark said he had been a “rotten father” to the Set Fire To The Rain hitmaker.
He discussed his problem with alcoholism and their estranged relationship, adding: “I was deeply ashamed of what I’d become and I knew the kindest thing I could do for Adele was to make sure she never saw me in that state.”
Following his interview with The Sun, the singer said she had no interest in speaking to him again.
She told Vogue Magazine: “I was actually ready to start trying to have a relationship with him again.
“He’s f*****g blown it. He will never hear from me again.
“Because there is nothing that would upset me more than my dad being bribed by the press.
“It’s like, ‘Just let them run it, then. Don’t you give them ammunition’.”
In 2013 he revealed he was battling bowel cancer and feared he would never meet his grandson, Angelo — Adele’s son with charity entrepreneur Simon Konecki, who she divorced in March.