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Pete Davidson Last Saw His Father at Age 7 – His Dad Tragically Died on 9/11

Esther NJeri
Nov 29, 2021
11:15 A.M.

9/11 was a sad day for America. One that forever changed the lives of thousands of its citizens. However, for Pete Davidson, it was more than a national disaster as it was more personal. He lost his father, Scott Davidson in the tragedy.

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September 9, 2001, was the day that changed the course of the world's most powerful country, and with it, the lives of thousands of citizens.

Terrorists flew two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and thousands had lost their lives, among them Pete Davidson's dad, Scott Davidson.

Pete Davidson on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" |Source: YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Pete Davidson on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" |Source: YouTube/The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Scott Davidson was a graduate of the College of Staten Island, where he studied history. To kickstart his career, he worked as a basketball coach before joining the fire department in 1994.

Becoming a firefighter was a long-life dream for Scott, and he always thought of it as the "greatest job in America." Unbeknownst to him, he would lose his life in the line of duty only seven years later.

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On that fateful day, Pete recalls seeing his father running up the Marriott World Trade Centre hotel stairs. He was rushing in to save the hotel guests. Minutes later, the Twin Towers collapsed, trapping Scott and many others.

Pete Davidson attends 2021 Costume Institute Benefit - In America: A Lexicon of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Pete Davidson attends 2021 Costume Institute Benefit - In America: A Lexicon of Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

[Pete] had his father's firefighting badge number tattooed on his arm.

Scott, who had a penchant for physical humor, was later confirmed dead. At the time of his passing, his son, Pete, was only seven years old, and the trauma had a devastating effect on him that left him struggling with his mental health for years to follow.

KEEPING HIS FATHER'S MEMORIES ALIVE

A celebrated comedian today, Pete keeps his father's memory alive by posting special messages for his late father on the anniversary of his death.

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Pete Davidson attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph on March 05, 2020 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Pete Davidson attends the premiere of "Big Time Adolescence" at Metrograph on March 05, 2020 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

To commemorate his dad's 15th death anniversary, Pete posted two photos, one with his dad sipping on a beer alongside an emotional caption, while the second photo was of his dad in his younger days.

In 2015, Pete shared several tweets with his fans that were a mixture of appreciation to those who always supported his family, beautiful messages for all firefighters, and well-crafted jokes.

Towards the end of the day, his tweets took on a more serious tone when he posted, saying that not a day goes by without him thinking about his dad and that he was his hero.

Pete Davidson on set for "Untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Project" aka "Staten Island" on June 3, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Pete Davidson on set for "Untitled Judd Apatow/Pete Davidson Project" aka "Staten Island" on June 3, 2019 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Away from social media, the comedian got a permanent mark of his father's memory on his arm. He had his father's firefighting badge number tattooed on his arm.

Scott is succeeded by his wife, Amy Waters, who works as a school nurse at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn. Besides his son Pete, he also left behind a daughter named Casey.

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