British singer Daniel Bedingfield was left heartbroken after missing his beloved grandfather's funeral on Thursday (15Nov12).

Bedingfield and his sister Natasha lost their paternal grandfather over the weekend (10-11Nov12) and the Gotta Get Thru This hitmaker, who now lives in New Zealand, had to dash back to the U.K. for the burial - but he failed to make it home in time.

He took to Twitter.com to express his disappointment, and wrote, "My grandpa's funeral today. Couldn't make it in time. V (very) Sad. He was a great dude. Very funny. We inherited his silly sense of humor. LuvU G (granddad)."

Natasha announced the sad news on Monday (12Nov12), tweeting: "Sad weekend 4 me & my fam (family). Our darling Grandpa Bedingfield went to be with his maker. So hard losing someone you love. A strange emptiness."