"Lorraine died with her daughters Paula and Wendy by her side," Abdul's cousin Tara Riceberg told People at the time. "Paula was able to be by her mom's side and give her comfort in her final moments."
Abdul, 56, confirmed the death of her father, tweeting a video of the two from a previous holiday and writing, "Everyone loved my father. He had a heart of gold and carried his heart on his sleeve wherever he went, and shared it with everyone he came in contact with. Isn't it a beautiful gift that I still feel his spirit with me?"