Lindsay Lohan

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The Lohan family has suffered a loss.

Lindsay Lohan's paternal grandfather died Thursday after a battle with colon cancer, E! News has confirmed.

In an interview Tuesday, dad Michael Lohan told E! that his 73-year-old father's declining health as the "real reason" he wasn't making a big deal out of his recent engagement to longtime girlfriend Erin Muller.

And although arrangements surely have to be made, Michael still managed to use the opportunity to take another swipe at ex-wife Dina, who he has publicly accused of being a "two-face"—fretting about Lindsay's lifestyle around him and then acting as if everything is fine-and-dandy around their daughter.

"My father just, literally, died in my arms," he said in a statement to OK! magazine tonight. "I notified all my kids and my lawyer notified Dina's attorney. Let's see if she has the decency and respect to bring my kids to the wake and funeral. THIS will show her true colors!

"Thus, not even a call. But that's par for the course with Dina! She didn't even send a card or visit when he was sick."

Dina Lohan has yet to respond to Michael's recent slings and arrows, although Lindsay and gal-pal Samantha Ronson took time out to blog yesterday about his "concern" for their relationship.

"If he really cared about me and my life, then he would learn to respect my wishes by staying out of it," Lindsay wrote, while Ronson called Michael "so desperate for attention that he goes to the media whenever possible."

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