Bert Nievera, father of Martin Nievera, dies

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 27) — Singer Robert "Bert" Nievera, the father of Martin Nievera, has passed away.

He was 81.

Martin announced the news on his Instagram page Tuesday, attached to an old photo of his father giving him a haircut when he was young.

"'You gave me life, you gave me dreams, you gave me a haircut.' I will never forget you Dad! I love you!" he said.

 

"I can't believe you're gone. Life will never be the same again," he added. The Concert King also used the hashtag "#RobertinParadise."

Bert Nievera was a renowned balladeer in the 1970s and 1980s, with his albums "Nievera," "Sumasainyo, Bert Nievera," and "Nievera Remembers."

He was also part of the performing group "Society of Seven," which staged shows in various parts of the United States.