Rapper/actor LL Cool J poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada

*LL Cool J is in mourning today following the death of his father.

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The rapper/actor took to Twitter to inform fans that his dad, James Nunya, passed away at the age of 65.

“RIP to My Father James Nunya. You passed away… But The lessons you taught me live on in my heart. Thank you. I love you. …I thank you all for your prayers and love. I truly appreciate you. RIPJamesNunya MyFather.”

LL didn’t reveal any further details regarding the cause of death.

The “NCIS: Los Angeles” star, born James Todd Smith, took his surname from his mother, Ondrea Smith.