• Abigail Breslin paid tribute to her father who died of COVID-19
  • The actress named the things her dad loved when he was still alive
  • The Hollywood star admitted that she would miss her father

Actress Abigail Breslin took to social media to pay tribute to her father Michael Breslin after the latter died of COVID-19 at the age of 78.

On Friday, the “Zombieland: Double Tap” star shared a heartfelt tribute to her dad who was on ventilator for weeks prior his demise. Breslin admitted that she was shocked and devastated upon learning what happened to her father, but she mustered her courage to memorialize him online.

“Oh wow. Hard to write this. Harder than I thought. I’m in shock and devastation. 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,” she wrote as caption to a series of photos that featured her dad.

Breslin then went on to enumerate the things that Michael loved when he was still alive, such as Breyers ice cream, a cup of black coffee, dogs and cats and doo-wup songs like The Drifters’ “Under The Boardwalk” and Dion & The Belmonts’ “I Wonder Why.”

The “Little Miss Sunshine” star also lauded her dad for being a “hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being.” In the end, the 24-year-old expressed her love for him and that she would never, ever forget him.

Many of her fans quickly comforted the actress. They left her positive messages in the comments section while also extending their sympathy to the surviving family members.

“It’s so heartbreaking! I was hoping he’d make it through the COVID-19. But just remember, Abbie, you’ve got crowds of support and love. From your family, your friends and your fans including myself. It makes me so sad to hear that he passed away but the main thing is he knew he had all the love around him. Sending my love to you and your family,” one fan wrote.

“I wish that there were words to take away your pain. But know that you have a guardian angel looking over you. May the love and support of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time,” another fan commented.

Breslin first revealed that her father had tested positive for the coronavirus on Feb. 10. At the time, she said that Michael had to be placed on a ventilator, and she also reminded her fans to always wear masks during the pandemic, as per The Hollywood Reporter.

“A mask is FAR LESS uncomfortable than a ventilator. Wear your damn mask. Please. No one should go thru this,” she wrote at the time.

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Pictured: Abigail Breslin at the 68th Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles, California on Feb. 6, 2016. Reuters/Phil McCarten