The singer says he was like family.
The end of 2018 was marked with a tragic loss for Jessie J. She announced the death of her bodyguard, Dave, this past Sunday, December 30. The man, who also happened to be a father, passed away suddenly. The cause of his death has yet to be made public.
The pop star shared some memories of her loved one by posting video clips of the pair to Instagram. Along with the endearing footage, Jessie recalled her friend's loving character. She calls him her "rock" and a "gentle giant."
"The way we laughed. I keep going back to that. We had so much fun," The Voice star wrote. "Your love for your dogs. Your love for tattoos. Your love for traveling. Your gentleness. Your voice. The way you stuck by me when everyone else left. It was me and you in Aus."
She remembers Dave holding her hand during a turbulent flight as they headed to London from Dubai along with other moments that testified to his caring nature. "I miss you. I will see you on the other side one day. Rest easy Dave / give your Dad a hug from me," Jessie J added. "You weren’t just my security, we ARE family."