“We Will Make You Proud, Dad”: Kevin Hart Shares Heartfelt Tribute to Father Henry Witherspoon, Gone at 73

On Thursday, Kevin Hart shared the sad news that his father, Henry Witherspoon, has passed away at the age of 73. The 43-year-old comedian took to Instagram to honor his late father with touching family photos, promising to continue making him proud. He also mentioned his mother Nancy, who lost her fight with ovarian cancer in 2007, asking his father to give her a hug from him.

'We will all make you proud': Kevin Hart announced the devastating news on Thursday that his father Henry Witherspoon has died aged 73

Kevin Hart shared heartbreaking news on Thursday that his father, Henry Witherspoon, had passed away at the age of 73. In a heartfelt tribute, Kevin expressed his love and admiration for his father, calling him one of the realest and rawest individuals. He promised to make his father proud and thanked him for everything, acknowledging that he is a better father himself because of his dad. While the cause of Henry’s death has not been disclosed, Kevin has been open about his father’s past struggles with drug addiction, which strained their relationship during Kevin’s childhood. Kevin’s message conveys the deep love and respect he had for his father, reflecting on the impact he had on his life.

Touching: The comedian, 43, took to Instagram to pay tribute to his late father as he shared several heartwarming family photos and vowed they will all make him 'proud'

Heartfelt: The comedian, who is 43 years old, posted on Instagram to honor his deceased father. He uploaded a series of touching family photos and promised that they will continue to make him proud.

Emotional: He also referred to the death of his beloved mother Nancy, who passed away in 2007 following a battle with ovarian cancer, as he said: 'Give mom a hug for me.'

Emotions ran high as he mentioned the loss of his dear mother, Nancy, who lost her fight with ovarian cancer in 2007. He lovingly said, “Please give mom a hug for me.”

During an interview with People magazine, Kevin shared how he was able to find it in his heart to forgive his father for not being a significant presence in his life while he was growing up. He emphasized that despite the challenges in his childhood and his father’s inconsistent presence, he still acknowledges him as his father. The Central Intelligence actor mentioned that he chooses to have a positive perspective on life and will always have love for his father, no matter what. In his 2017 memoir I Can’t Make This Up, Hart opened up about his father’s struggles with drug addiction, which frequently resulted in Witherspoon being incarcerated and unable to be around.

The touching post read: 'RIP to one of the realest & rawest to ever do it¿Love you dad. Gone but never forgotten¿.Give mom a hug for me¿.y¿all did good man.'

The heartfelt message said: “Saying goodbye to one of the most genuine and authentic individuals out there… Dad, you will always be in my heart. Rest in peace and give Mom a hug from me. Your legacy lives on, you both did an amazing job.”

Shocked: The cause of Henry's death has not been revealed but Kevin's father has battled health issued in the past

Surprised: The reason behind Henry’s passing remains unknown, however, Kevin’s dad has dealt with health problems in the past.

His post continued: 'Thank you for everything¿.I¿m a better father because of you. We will all make you proud¿.'

He further expressed his gratitude: “I appreciate everything you’ve done for us. I’ve become a better dad because of you. We’re going to do our best to honor your memory and make you proud.”

Hart expressed a compassionate understanding of human imperfections, acknowledging that everyone makes mistakes. He emphasized the importance of not judging others for things that cannot be changed. He also highlighted the significance of living in the present and moving forward with love and acceptance.

The comedian recognized the privilege he had in being able to support his father at this point in their lives. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to provide for his father by offering him a home, a car, and financial support, encouraging him to spend quality time with his grandchildren. Hart was at peace with the past, accepting that the missed days were part of their journey but embracing the chance to create new memories.

Opening up: Kevin has openly discussed his father's former drug addiction as it put a strain on their relationship when the actor was a child

Getting personal: Kevin has candidly shared about his dad’s past struggles with drug addiction, revealing how it affected their bond during his childhood.

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