"Good Morning America" co-host and former NFL star Michael Strahan mourned the death of his father, Gene, in a heartbreaking Instagram post a little over a week after his death.
No words can do justice to the pain of losing a parent. Former NFL star Michael Strahan found that to be true when his father passed away over seven days ago.
After all these days, the "Good Morning America" co-host has finally found the strength to open up about the painful experience with the rest of the world.
Michael Strahan looks on prior to the NFC Championship game at Levi's Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. | Source: Getty Images
FOREVER ALIVE IN SPIRIT
Strahan took to Instagram to share a heartbreaking tribute to his beloved father, Gene, the man who showed him the world and made him what he is today.
He started out by calling his father his hero and expressing how hard it is to cope with the reality of his death. Yet, he finds solace in believing that his spirit lives on through him even though his physical body has perished.
Everything that Strahan has ever accomplished in life, it was to make his big man proud. He went on to share that the very thought gives him peace, but he will continue to push himself to be better because he knows his father is watching from above.
Strahan's emotional post comes days after GMA paid tribute to his late father.
REMINDER TO KEEP LOVED ONES CLOSE
While Strahan knows that nobody is perfect, his father was perfect to him and he will forever be grateful to have known his love and guidance. Continuing his emotional post, he wrote:
"Without him, I'm not sure where I’d be but I know I wouldn't have anything close to the life I have now. Love you dad and I'm honored to be your son!!"
With that, he concluded his post by reminding people to hug their parents, children, and significant other. He also advised that one should always let their loved ones know how they feel. He wrote:
"Let them know how you feel and don't take it for granted that they automatically know that you love them."
Strahan's emotional post comes days after GMA paid tribute to his late father. They celebrated his life by remembering him as a brave and loving family man who once was a part of the U.S. Army.
Strahan himself is a father of four children. His children, Tanita and Michael Jr., were born out of his marriage with his first wife, Wanda Hutchins. As for his twins, Isabella and Sophia, they were born when he was married to his ex-wife, Jean Muggli.