Kevin Hart shared on his Instagram account that his father, Henry Witherspoon, has unfortunately passed away. The actor, deeply saddened by the loss, shared this news with his followers on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
The heartfelt post contained a collection of photos showcasing the bond between the 43-year-old and his father, creating precious memories. These pictures depicted moments of joy and togetherness shared with other family members.
Within the post, the famous actor from the movie “Jumanji” expressed his gratitude towards his father, acknowledging his significant role in his life. He also took the opportunity to send love to his late mother Nancy, who passed away in 2007, urging his father to give her a hug.
Earlier, before his father’s passing, Hart spoke openly about his relationship with Witherspoon during an interview on the popular talk show “Late Show with Stephen Corbert.” He revealed that he had learned valuable lessons from his father’s mistakes, leading him to believe that he had the potential to become a great father himself.
“My kids actually see me as the most awesome dad in the world. And you know what? I owe a lot of that to my own dad, believe it or not. Despite his past mistakes, like getting involved with drugs and spending time in jail, his actions have shaped me into the person I am today.”
Kevin Hart shared that he witnessed the consequences of his father’s absence firsthand, and because of that, he understands the importance of being present in his own children’s lives. The actor emphasized that being there for his kids has a profound impact on them and he values the significance of that role.
Additionally, Hart opened up about his journey to reconcile with his father, and he expressed how their relationship has transformed into something incredible. He acknowledged that while growing up, he had to develop resilience and a positive mindset to overcome the challenges caused by his father’s past actions. Hart concluded by saying:
“I often make a conscious decision to choose positivity over negativity, and as a result, my relationship with my father has become incredibly fantastic!” He also disclosed that his father had made it a priority to excel as a grandparent before he passed away: “Moreover, my father completely comprehends my perspective and sentiments, and he is currently channeling all his efforts into being the most exceptional grandparent possible.”
In a heartfelt homage to Witherspoon, Kevin Hart expressed his deep admiration and shared that he, along with his sibling, will strive to honor their late father’s legacy.