Abigail Breslin shared a heartbreaking tribute to her father Michael on Friday after he died of COVID-19.
In a heartbreaking Instagram post, the 24-year-old actress announced the devastating news, along with photos of her father, who died at the age of 78 in his lifetime.
“Oh, wow. It’s hard to write that. Harder than I thought. I am in shock and devastation, ”the Oscar nominee began in his long homage.
Devastating: Abigail Breslin reveals that her father Michael died at the age of 78 on Saturday night after being infected with a new coronavirus
She continued, “At 6:32 PM EST, my sweet, perfect, amazing, heroic, beautiful dad died after my family and I said goodbye.”
“It was COVID-19 that shortened my sweet dad’s life,” she added. “I appreciate more than you know the love and support we received from my family.”
As Breslin mourned her father, she told her 527,000 followers that she wanted to remember him “for who he was.”
Mourning: The 24-year-old star announced the devastating news on Instagram (seen on February 9, 2020 in Beverly Hills)
“My father was a cheerful, boisterous, stubborn, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, amazing man. He loved life. He loved his family. He loved simple things, “wrote the Scream Queens Fellowship for Telecommunications Expert, Consultant and Computer Programmer.
She kept gushing from his love of a cup of coffee (black, heated for 66 seconds), a barbecue, and Brier’s ice cream.
“He loved dogs and cats and all animals, and he especially loved listening to funny stories about my pets,” Breslin said, noting that she inherited being an “animal lover” from him.
a’O, wow. It’s hard to write that. Harder than I thought. I am in shock and devastation, ”the Oscar nominee began in his long homage
“He loved to take pictures and fly planes, as well as good dinners and music from the 50’s and 60’s, as well as good sofas and Kenyan mountain coffee and funny videos on YouTube and email topics and strange poems and politics. he loved me and he loved my brothers and he loved my mother, she concluded.
Her brothers Ryan and Spencer, who are also actors, wrote their own speeches on social media.
“How do you say goodbye to your father?” Spencer asked. “I love this man who helped bring me into this world and raised and loved my mother and my two amazing brothers and sisters. Death is the only thing we all have in common, but never expect it. I love you dad. Forever. ‘
Ryan, meanwhile, writes about his father’s upbringing, his time in the Air Force, and overcoming “many difficulties and obstacles in his life.”
“It was COVID-19 that shortened my sweet dad’s life,” she added. “I appreciate more than you know the love and support my family has received.”
Ryan continued: “He always set an incomparable example of will, determination” and was a champion of the people he loved. ”
Earlier this month, Abigail asked fans to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously and simply “wear their d * mn masks.”
As she chronicles her father’s battle with the ruthless coronavirus, she asked for “prayers and positivity” as he fought for his life as a fan.
Entering Instagram, the star of Little Miss Sunshine shared her complaints with those who continue to violate the mandate to wear masks as she tries to shed light on the gravity of the situation, noting that her father was “unconscious.”
“My father was a cheerful, boisterous, stubborn, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, amazing man. He loved life. He loved his family. He loved simple things, “wrote the star of Scream Queens
“I say this if you ask my father: the mask is LESS uncomfortable than the fan. So stfu. And wear your d * mn mask. Please. No one has to go through this, “she wrote in an Instagram post.
She continued to engage with concerned fans on Twitter as they signed up for her and requested updates.
One user wrote: “I just see how your father is doing. I hope I’m doing better, “to which she replied” thank you! Not much to inform you, but we are more hopeful every day. Thank you for checking.
Take it seriously: the star of Little Miss Sunshine added that her father would say that wearing a mask is “much less uncomfortable than a fan”
She first announced that her father was “unconscious” by tweeting and said she was still calling to talk to him.
“I’m so used to talking to Dad several times a day. I still call and talk to him thanks to AMAZING nurses who work so hard and make sure he hears me, even if he’s unconscious. I can’t wait to hear his voice again. I love you, Dad, “she wrote on Twitter earlier this year.
For the first time, the star shared the news of her father’s battle on February 10, with a post that read:
‘Hello guys. Unfortunately, this post is not what I ever thought I would have to do. I am asking for prayers and positives sent this way for my father, Michael, who turned out to be positive for COVID-19 and had to be put on a fan this morning.
Updates: Responding to a concerned fan checking on her father two weeks ago, she said, “It’s not much to let you know, but we’re more hopeful every day.”