Robin Twist, Harry Styles' stepfather and the man that ultimately raised him, lost his battle with cancer last week. He was just 57 years old. The news came as a shock to the One Direction fandom as no one even knew he was sick. The news stayed out of the press so the family could deal with it on their own.
The whole situation is tragic as Robin was a huge influence and a stable figure in Harry's life. Now, his mother, Anne Twist, is speaking out about Robin and actually thanking fans for their support during this hard time.
She took to Twitter and said, "Thank you for all the love and support our family have been given… Robin would be humbled by the love you have all shown. Thank you ♥️."
Thank you for all the love and support our family have been given… Robin would be humbled by the love you have all shown. Thank you ♥️
— Mama Twist (@MrsAnneTwist) June 28, 2017
Harry's rep confirmed the news last week with a statement that read, "Harry’s stepfather, Robin Twist, sadly passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. The family asks for privacy at this time."
Not only have fans rallied around the family but also Harry's One Direction buddies as well. When the word got out about Robin's death, all of the boys took to social media to express their condolences. Louis Tomlinson, out of all people, knew exactly how to connect to Hazza as his mother passed away after battling Leukemia in December.
Louis tweeted, "Devastated to hear the news about Robin . He was the such a lovely kind and funny guy. Sending all my love to the whole family."
Devastated to hear the news about Robin . He was the such a lovely kind and funny guy. Sending all my love to the whole family.
— Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) June 22, 2017
Liam Payne and Niall Horan also wrote sweet messages to their friend. It just goes to show that no matter how far apart these guys go, no matter what they do with their music when tragedy strikes they will come together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne and the rest of Robin's family and friends at this difficult time.