Entertainment Music Fergie Mourns Death of Her Father Pat in Heartfelt Tribute: 'Best Dad a Girl Could Ever Ask For' "This hit harder and deeper than anything I've ever felt," Fergie wrote on Instagram, announcing that her father John Patrick Ferguson died this week at age 74. By Glenn Garner Glenn Garner Instagram Twitter Glenn Garner is a Writer/Reporter who works heavily with PEOPLE's Movies and TV verticals. Since graduating from Northern Arizona University with a dual major in journalism and photography, he got his professional start at OUT Magazine, The Advocate and Teen Vogue, and he's since consistently kept his finger on the pulse of the LGBTQ community. His first book The Guncle Guide was released in 2020 and was featured on Katie Couric's list of 100 recommended books of the year. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 30, 2021 07:23 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Fergie/instagram Fergie is mourning the loss of her dad John Patrick Ferguson, who died Monday at age 74. The eight-time Grammy Award winner, 46, penned a heartfelt tribute to her late father Thursday on Instagram, sharing some throwbacks of Pat throughout his life. "This hit harder and deeper than anything I've ever felt. You were the best dad a girl could ever ask for," Fergie started in the caption. "Your spirit was a pillar of positivity. I miss your smiling face, and you waking up saying 'I feel great! I'm excited for the day!' I still hear you every morning," she continued. "You were a coach who fired me up to be ambitious and competitive, while still reminding me Zen-like, that success is in the journey. You were a teacher who taught me the freedom of life away from the hustle and bustle of a rigid schedule. You were the epitome of living in the present. Black Eyed Peas Explain Why Fergie Is No Longer Involved with the Group: 'She's Being a Mom' "You were one with the earth. I can't bite into a juicy nectarine or taste a mint leaf without thinking about the ones you grew in the back yard. Your Syrah grapes brought so much joy to everyone who has sipped your delicious wine," Fergie added. She and her father founded the wine label Ferguson Crest together in 2006. Although Fergie doesn't post often to social media, Pat has made a number of appearances when she and son Axl Jack, 8, would visit him at their Santa Barbara vineyard. "Your inner strength was as deep as the ocean you loved to fish on. You were known as Pat, Padre, Coach, Ferg, Mr. Ferguson, Papa, Grampa, Patrick, and Patricio... but most importantly, You were my Dad," she continued in the post. "I feel of you every time I watch an NFL game, have a beer at Mavericks, and hear a Rolling Stones song. I see you waving at me every time the wind hits the trees. I love You Dad." RELATED VIDEO: Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts Dies at 80: 'One of the Greatest Drummers of His Generation' Fergie concluded the tribute with lyrics from the 1971 rock classic "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. "'And if you listen very hard / The tune will come to you at last / When all are one and one is all / To be a rock and not to roll,'" she wrote.