Abigail Breslin’s father has died following a battle with COVID-19.

Abigail Breslin

Abigail Breslin

The 24-year-old actress took to Instagram on Saturday (27.02.21) morning to confirm her father, Michael, has tragically lost his battle with the illness.

In a lengthy post, Abigail shared: “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.

“I appreciate more than you know, the love and support my family and I have received. (sic)”

The ‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ star went on to share some fond memories she had of her father.

She wrote: “Mostly I want to remember my dad for who he was.

“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...

“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.

“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 (sic)”

Abigail had previously asked fans to pray for her dad after he was taken to hospital with the virus earlier this month.

She said at the time: "Hi guys. Unfortunately, this post isn’t one I ever thought I would have to make. I’m asking for prayers and positivity sent this way for my daddy, Michael who tested positive for COVID-19 this morning and had to be placed on a ventilator. We are continuing to stay positive and know he’s under great care. I’m extremely thankful for the nurses and doctors who are working hard to make sure he fights this virus. (sic)"

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