Abigail Breslin has said she’s ‘in shock’ after her father Michael died of coronavirus.
The Little Miss Sunshine actress previously revealed her father had tested positive for the virus, and has now shared the tragic news of his death.
‘Hard to write this. Harder than I thought.. I’m in shock and devastation,’ she wrote on Instagram, next to photos of him through the years.
‘At 6:32 PM EST, my sweet, perfect, amazing, heroic, wonderful dada passed away after my family and I said goodbye.
‘It was Covid-19 that cut my sweet daddy’s life too short. I appreciate more than you know, the love and support my family and I have received.
‘Mostly I want to remember my dad for who he was. My dad was a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being. He loved life. He loved his family. He loved the simple things…’
She continued: ‘He loved taking pictures and flying planes and good dinners and music from the 50’s and 60’s and good couches and Kenyan mountain coffee and funny YouTube videos and email threads and weird poems and politics and he loved me and he loved my brothers and he loved my mom.
‘And we loved him. And we always will. I miss you daddy. I can’t wait to see you again. I won’t ever, ever, ever forget you.
‘To the moon and back dada… Love, yours forever, Abs.’
Fans and friends are heartbroken for her, with many sharing messages of support.
The 24-year-old’s father was a telecommunications expert, consultant and computer programmer.
Her brothers, Ryan and Spencer, who are also actors, also paid tribute to their late father.
Abigail shared the news of her father’s positive coronavirus test earlier this month, asking for prayers.
She said he had been placed on a ventilator, and urged people to continue wearing masks and following coronavirus protocols.