This statement came to us via Jean-Pierre's Facebook page - "Friends, family and fans. As many were celebrating on Christmas, me and my siblings were saying goodbye to our father for the last time. Words could not begin to explain the pain this has caused to our family. I personally thank everyone who has sent their condolences. I'm sorry if I cannot respond to everyone's messages. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. We began a campaign to help cover funeral cost. Any little bit helps.