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Michael Strahan marks first Father’s Day without ‘hero’ dad

Michael Strahan marks first Father’s Day without ‘hero’ dad

6/21/2021 7:01:00 AM

Michael Strahan marks first Father’s Day without ‘hero’ dad

Michael Strahan paid tribute to late father Gene, whom he called a 'hero'. Good Morning America star Michael Strahan's father passed away in September.

Michael's father passed away in September 2020 at the age of 83. Gene had been married to wife Louise since 1957 and they spent 63 years together raising their six children."Today is a bittersweet day for me. The first #FathersDay without my hero, Gene Strahan, being with us," Michael shared on Instagram, alongside four pictures of the TV star with his own children.

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"I’m focusing on the sweet moments and everything my Dad taught me about being a man and a father. To Tanita, Michael Jr, Sophia, and Isabella, thank you for giving me the best job and title of all… DAD!"He added:"Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!" headtopics.com

The post showed Michael and Tanita with a river flowing in the back of their snap, while his picture with son Michael Jr saw the pair with big smiles on their faces. Sophia and Isabella were all dressed up in the picture with their father with the three posing in front of a nighttime cityscape.

The fourth was the GMA star and his father.           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by michaelstrahan (@michaelstrahan) Shortly after Gene's death, Michael appeared on The Dr. Oz Show and spoke about how he was coping in the wake of losing his dad.

MORE: Michael Strahan shares bittersweet family photo after upsetting week READ: Michael Strahan's family vacation with children ruined for surprise reasonThe former sportstar revealed he had kept all the emails and texts he had received from his loved ones offering their condolences.

Gene passed away in September"I kept everything," he shared, stating that it was"important" to him to respond"immediately when someone reached out to me"."I'm getting their real emotion at that time, and I wanted them to get my real emotion at that time as well," he said. headtopics.com

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