Abigail Breslin’s father dies of COVID at 78: ‘I’m in shock’


Abigail Breslin revealed her father, Michael Breslin, died after a battle with coronavirus on Friday. He was 78.

The “Little Miss Sunshine” star shared a heartfelt message honoring her dad and expressing her “devastation.”

“My daddy... Oh wow. Hard to write this. Harder than I thought. I’m in shock and devastation,” the 24-year-old began the tribute alongside a gallery of photos of her father.

“At 6:32 PM EST , my sweet, perfect, amazing, heroic, wonderful dada passed away after my family and I said goodbye,” she continued. “It was COVID-19 that cut my sweet daddy’s life too short.”

The actress disclosed she wanted to remember him for “who he was” and listed many of things he enjoyed most.

“My dad was a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being. He loved life. He loved his family,” 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.”

The “Zombieland: Double Tap” actress ended by professing her eternal love.

"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…" she wrote. "Love, yours forever, Abs."

Breslin had been keeping fans updated on her father’s health after he tested positive for the novel virus.

She had previously revealed he had been placed on a ventilator and asked fans to send their prayers and positivity.

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