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Abigail Breslin ‘in shock and devastation’ after father dies from coronavirus

Gustaf Kilander
·2-min read
Abigail Breslin attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Getty Images)
Abigail Breslin attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Getty Images)

Actor Abigail Breslin has shared news of her father’s death via Instagram, writing that he passed away after contracting Covid-19. She posted five images of her dad, Michael, along with a lengthy caption that she said was “hard to write”.

She wrote that she’s in “shock and devastation” after learning of his passing.

“At 6:32pm EST, my sweet, perfect, amazing, heroic, wonderful dada passed away after my family and I said goodbye,” Breslin wrote in the post published on Friday.

She added that her father was “a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being. He loved life. He loved his family. He loved the simple things.”

In another post published on 10 February, she shared the news that her father had tested positive for Covid-19 and had been put on a ventilator.

Breslin told her Instagram followers that her father “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 Breyer’s ice cream (strawberry, vanilla and chocolate NEO style). He loved doo-wop songs, specifically, “I Wonder Why” by Dion & The Belmonts and “Under The Boardwalk” by The Drifters”.

Writing that her father was an “animal lover,” Breslin said that he always liked to hear her stories about her pets.

She added: “He loved taking pictures and flying planes and good dinners and music from the ’50s and ’60s 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.”

Finishing the emotional post, she wrote: “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.”

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