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Mariah Carey musters a smile in heartfelt message about late father on emotional day

Mariah Carey’s father Alfred would have been 94 years old

Mariah Carey at LA Pride in the Park held at Los Angeles State Historic Park on June 10, 2023 in Los Angeles, California
Bryony Gooch
Bryony GoochUS Writer
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Mariah Carey looked hopeful as she shared a heartfelt tribute to her late father Alfred Roy on what would have been his birthday.

Mariah Carey remembers her late father© @mariahcarey Instagram
Mariah Carey remembers her late father

The ‘Fantasy’ singer posted a photo of herself on her Instagram story holding a sunflower with the caption: “Sunflowers for Alfred Roy.. Remembering my father on his birthday.”

Mariah Carey previously restored her father's car© @mariahcarey Instagram
Mariah Carey previously restored her father's car

She mustered a smile in his memory as she looked towards the sky in the photo. She wore her usually long tresses in short curls.

Fans playing close attention would also catch a glimpse of Mariah’s beautiful house in the background with greenery.

Her twins sat in the restored car as well© @mariahcarey Instagram
Her twins sat in the restored car as well

Alfred Roy Carey was an aeronautical engineer who died of cancer in 2002. The songbird supreme reportedly had little contact with him after her parents’ divorce but she often pays tribute to him fondly.

This year would have been Alfred’s 94th birthday. 

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Last year she revealed that she had “lovingly restored” the car he never got to finish. She shared a photo of herself in the vintage red convertible with the caption: “Happy Birthday to you, my Father Alfred Roy Carey…The car you never got to finish is lovingly restored, complete with your spirit and my children… Sorry, I never told you, all I wanted to say,”

Mariah's daughter looking ready to go© @mariahcarey Instagram
Mariah's daughter looking ready to go

The sports car, with its tan interiors and retro silver rims, was an old speedster. Mariah posed inside the car holding the steering wheel, and shared photos of Moroccan and Monroe inside the car as well.

Mariah with her twins© Instagram
Mariah with her twins

Mariah regularly shares photos with her twins, most recently posting a selfie to Instagram with the two 12-year-olds against a luxurious looking red upholstered background. In her selfie with the twins Mariah captioned the photo: “DemTWEENS taking over!!!!” 

She had Moroccan and Monroe with ex-husband Nick Cannon, with whom she affectionately refers to the twins as “dem kids”. Despite their divorce, Mariah and Nick remain on amicable terms, supporting each other as parents.

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