Abigail Breslin is mourning the death of her father Michael.
The 24-year-old Oscar-nominated actress revealed on Friday night (February 26) that her dad passed away after a battle with COVID-19.
“Oh wow. Hard to write this. Harder than I thought. I’m in shock and devastation,” Abigail wrote on Instagram. “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,” Abigail wrote.
“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…” Abigail added before listing all of the things her dad loved.
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Abigail continued, “He loved a cup of coffee (black, heated up for 66 seconds). He LOVED a good Knish (but ONLY in the winter). He loved BBQ’ing (and while we loved brown mustard he only wanted French’s Yellow). He loved Bryeyer’s ice cream (strawberry, vanilla and chocolate NEO style). He loved doowop songs, specifically, “I Wonder Why” by Dion & The Belmonts and “Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters.”
“He loved dogs and cats and all animals and he especially loved hearing funny stories about my pets in particular. He’s always say, ‘abba dabba you’ve got that animal lover in you just like me,’” Abigail wrote. “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.”
She concluded the post, “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.”
We’re sending our thoughts and condolences to Abigail and her family during this difficult time.