Harry Styles' stepfather Robin Twist has passed away after a long Battle With Cancer. Robin Twist was only 57 years old when he died. He married Harry's mother Anne Cox in 2013 and had two other children, Mike and Amy, from a previous marriage. A representative for Styles released a statement that said, "the family asks for privacy at this difficult time."

Robin Twist played a huge role in Harry's life

The two were extremely close and Harry acted as Twist's best man during the wedding in 2013.

Robin and Anne insisted on booking their wedding during a break from his tour so that Harry could attend. Twist played a huge part in raising Harry and sister Gemma during their teenage years. Although his marriage with Anne Cox was short-lived, it was a happy one.

Harry was smitten with Robin from the very beginning of his relationship with his mother. He admitted that, when his mother was nervous about inviting Twist over, Harry would often send him an invite via text.

Fans have been expressing their condolences and love to Styles through social media, encouraging him to take the time he needs. The tragedy of Twist's death happened just three weeks after Robin and Anne's fourth wedding anniversary.

The tragedy comes months after Louis Tomlinson lost his mother

Just six months ago former band mate of Harry, Louis Tomlinson lost his mother to leukemia. Louis' mother was only 43 years old.

In the wake of his mother's death, Louis performed a tribute to her on the X-Factor stage where his mom was reportedly excited to see her son performing back when it all began. Despite the fact that the "One Direction" boy band has split, they continue to support one another in their endeavors and their lives.

The loss of Robin Twist is devastating for the young 23-year-old Harry Styles as he was the main father figure in his life since Harry's parents divorced when the singer was only 7-years-old.

Harry has yet to release a statement of his own about the tragedy. Understandably, the family is taking some time to grieve the loss.

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