Bobby Brown Dad Dies

12/10/2011 4:23 PM PST

Bobby Brown's Dad Herbert -- Dead at 82

Bobby Brown's dad passed away today after a long bout with cancer ... sources close to the family tell TMZ. 

According to a family source, Herbert Brown -- known affectionately as Pop --  had been ill of quite a while. He was 82. 

Pop was seen often on the reality show "Being Bobby Brown."