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'Idol' Clay Aiken's Father Dies

Mar 2, 10:51 AM EST


Associated Press


Funeral services were held Monday for Vernon Grissom, the birth father of pop singer Clay Aiken.


Grissom died Friday at Franklin Regional Hospital in Louisburg. He was 68.


Aiken, the runner-up in last year's "American Idol" competition, sang in concert Monday night at Raleigh's RBC Center. He had been estranged from his birth father for many years and did not attend Monday's funeral.


A resident of Youngsville, Grisson was a retired auto parts salesma


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He separated from Aiken's mother, Faye Parker, when Aiken was a toddler.


Monday's funeral was held at Bright Funeral Home in Wake Forest and was followed by burial at Woodland Baptist Church cemetery.


Aiken often referred to his mother's second husband, Ray Parker, as his father. Parker died in July 2002.


The singer changed his last name from Grissom when he was 20, taking his mother's maiden name.

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