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Songwriter Paul Vance had died at the age of 92.
The musician – who co-wrote the tune Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini – passed away at a nursing facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, on May 30.
Paula, his daughter, wrote on Facebook: “As I sit here to write a tribute to my Dad Paul Vance, Legend, famous songwriter, author, and owner and lover of his many winning race horses, I do so with a heavy heart because to me he was just my Dad (broken-heart emoji) (sic)”
Paula subsequently revealed her dad had died in her arms.
Her post continued: “I sat by his side for hours playing beautiful music, mostly his of course, and he took his last breath while listening to my brother Philips voice singing My name is Michael, from his hit song, Playground In My Mind. Only you Dad, only you lol. It’s as if he wrote the way he would take his last breath on earth (heart emoji) (sic)”
Paula explained that her dad – who also wrote songs such as Catch a Falling Star and Tracy – apologized for his mistakes before he passed away.
She added: “For those of you who hold on to anger and bitterness , I just want to say that when you forgive you set your self free and the person you are forgiving. Don’t wait till it’s to late (prayer emoji) Please keep us in your prayers and let’s remember all the good and fun times we shared because of the Amazing talents of this one dynamic crazy dude I call Daddy! (sic)”