On tonight’s episode of Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Tyler gave fellow E! star Khloé Kardashian a message from her late father Robert Kardashian Sr. And while the Kardashian patriarch had been in the spotlight before his death, some fans wonder how and when he died.

Here are some details on Robert Kardashian Sr.’s tragic death and what youngest daughter Khloé has said about it:

Eight years after he rose to prominence because of his involvement with the O.J. Simpson trial, in 2003, he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, or cancer of the esophagus. And according to reports from the time, eight weeks after his diagnosis he passed away on Sept. 30, 2003.

By the time of his death, he had welcomed four kids, Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob, but he had been divorced from his first wife, Kris Jenner since the early ‘90s.

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Though they had been separated, Kris has talked openly about losing Robert.

“It was so surreal, the knowledge he had cancer was one thing, but to think it would actually take his life, I never in a million years thought that would happen to him,” Kris said in a 2014 interview.

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All of Robert’s children have also been open about the pain that came along with losing their father. Khloé, in particular, has revealed on many occasions that her grieving process for her father was a tough one.

Last year, when she hosted the late night talk show Kocktails With Khloé, she gave details on what she thought caused her father’s death.

“He never spoke about [the O.J. Simpson trial],” she said. “My dad died of throat cancer which does not run in my family. My dad doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink. I think holding in secrets [and] stress kills you! I feel like you manifest things, you have to think — I’m into symbolic situations.”

And, according to the Hollywood Medium, Robert timed his death so that his family wouldn’t need to see him suffer.

“There’s a feeling when this comes through that he actually would’ve timed his passing,” Tyler said in the episode. “The feeling is that he was holding on and he was waiting and that would’ve been done with purpose and with intention.”

Watch the full clip of the reading below:

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