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Abigail Breslin shares her grief as she marks first Christmas after her father died of COVID-19

Abigail Breslin shares her feelings as she marks first Christmas after her father died of COVID-19 in February: ‘Grief is a tricky little monster’

  • The Oscar-nominated actress, 25, took to Instagram with an emotional post 
  • Michael Breslin died in February weeks after he was diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Abigail said her first holiday season without her father was challenging 
  • She said to those missing someone, ‘I see you, I hear you and you’re not alone’ 


Abigail Breslin remembered her late father Michael Breslin on her first Christmas since he died of COVID-19 earlier this year.

The Oscar-nominated actress, 25, took to Instagram Friday with an emotional post about the holiday after her father’s death at the age of 78 in February.

‘Merry Christmas eve everyone!’ the New York City native said. ‘I’m not gonna lie. This is a weird one for me. My first holiday season sans my dada.’

Lonely Christmas: Abigail Breslin, 25, remembered her late father Michael Breslin on her first Christmas since he died of COVID-19 earlier this year. The actress was snapped in NYC in July 

Breslin said that while she’s ‘thankful’ and ‘truly blessed’ to spend the holiday with her mother, brother, friends and boyfriend, the first holiday season without her father was challenging.

‘It’s hard to know I can’t call my daddy and wish him a merry Christmas or send him a gift certificate to a good steakhouse,’ she wrote. ‘Some days are harder than others … grief is a tricky little monster. 

‘I wish there was an expiration date to missing someone … but I had almost 25 great years of having an awesome dad and I feel as though I know what he’d be saying right now.’

She added: ‘I think [it’d] be somewhere along the lines of “Why ya crying kid? I’m fiiiiiine. Don’t worry about me! Love you, pretty.’

The Oscar-nominated actress took to Instagram Friday with an emotional post about the holiday after her father's death at the age of 78 in February

The Oscar-nominated actress took to Instagram Friday with an emotional post about the holiday after her father’s death at the age of 78 in February 

Breslin earlier this year described her father as 'a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being' who loved life, his family and the simple things

Breslin earlier this year described her father as ‘a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being’ who loved life, his family and the simple things

The Stillwater actress said that ‘to anyone who’s missing someone this’ holiday season, ‘I see you, I hear you and you’re not alone.’

Breslin said that she was ‘going to heavily cherish those who are here and hug them harder than ever,’ before wishing her followers a Merry Christmas.

The Little Miss Sunshine star opened up about her father’s passing earlier this year in a February 26 Instagram post, which came two weeks after he was initially diagnosed.

After his passing, Abigail described her father as 'a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being' who loved life, his family and the simple things

After his passing, Abigail described her father as ‘a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being’ who loved life, his family and the simple things

‘Hard to write this,’ she wrote. ‘Harder than I thought. I’m in shock and devastation … 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.’

Breslin said she was appreciative for ‘the love and support’ she and her family received amid the tragic turn.

She described her father as ‘a hilarious, boisterous, tenacious, rebellious, intelligent, sweet, incredible human being’ who loved life, his family and 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,’ she said.

The Stillwater actress said that 'to anyone who's missing someone this' holiday season, 'I see you, I hear you and you're not alone'

The Stillwater actress said that ‘to anyone who’s missing someone this’ holiday season, ‘I see you, I hear you and you’re not alone’

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