Abigail Breslin’s father died weeks after he was diagnosed with COVID-19. The actress shared this on Instagram and called him “cute, perfect, amazing, heroic, wonderful” in a tribute post.
The 24 year old Scream Queens star first shared her father Michael’s diagnosis on February 10 and wrote on Instagram that he was plugged into a ventilator. “I am convinced that things will change any moment, but please keep wearing your masks and follow the COVID protocol in the meantime,” she wrote.
However, on Friday, Breslin released the tragic update. “Oh wow. Hard to write. Harder than I thought,” she wrote. “I’m in shock and devastation … my sweet, perfect, amazing, heroic, wonderful Dada died after my family and I said goodbye. It was COVID-19 that made my cute father’s life short. .. mainly I want to remember my father for who he was. “
She added, “My dad was a fun, boisterous, stubborn, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible person. He loved life. He loved his family. He loved the simple things … he loved a cup of coffee (black, He loved a good knish (but ONLY in winter). He loved grilling (and while we loved brown mustard, he only wanted French’s Yellow). He loved Breyer’s ice cream (strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate NEO style).
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Breslin described her father as a dog-and-cat lover who loved hearing his daughter’s pet stories.[He’d] Always say, “Abba Dabba, you have that animal lover in you, just like me.” She added, “I miss you papa. I can’t wait to see you again. I’ll never, never, never forget you. To the moon and back, Dada …”
On the day her father’s diagnosis was announced, the Little Miss Sunshine star tweeted about the unpredictability of COVID-19, stating that he had only left home for doctor appointments. “All I can say is this: COVID is never more real until you’ve experienced it firsthand or through a loved one.” She wrote.
A few days later, she begged her fans to follow the safety rules. “That’s what I say when you ask my father: A mask is LESS uncomfortable than a ventilator,” she wrote on Instagram. “So STFU. And please wear your damn mask. Please. Nobody should go through this.”
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