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“He was my heart,” Tara Reid says about her father, who died Friday

 

Tara Reid is mourning the devastating loss of her father, Thomas Reid.

The 41-year-old actress revealed on Instagram Friday that her father has died, share a photo of the two lovingly embrace.

Today, I have terrible news that my father, Thomas Reid died. He was a man full of life, love, wisdom and power. He was not only fun and in a good mood, but he was also one of the best story tellers I have ever heard. My father was so supportive, friendly, strong, and my hero. He was my heart, my soul, and my whole world. I love you and miss you so much daddy!????#RIPDADDYREID ????

A photo posted by Tara Reid (@tarareid) on Dec 30, 2016 at 2:17am PST

“Today, I have terrible news that my father, Thomas Reid, deceased,” Tara wrote. “He was a man full of life, love, wisdom and power. He was not only fun and in a good mood, but he was also one of the best story tellers I have ever heard.”

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“My father was so supportive, friendly, strong, and my hero,” she continued. “He was my heart, my soul, and my whole world. I love you and miss you so much daddy! #RIPDADDYREID.”

Tara spent Christmas with her parents, including her mother, Donna. Both Thomas and Donna were teachers and day-care center owners.

Merry Christmas I love you all! Feels so good to my family ????⛄️????????????❤️⛄️????????????

A photo posted by Tara Reid (@tarareid) on Dec 25, 2016 at 8:04pm PST

“Merry Christmas I love you all!” the “American Pie” actress Instagrammed last week. “It feels so good to my family.”

Thomas was 76 years old. He is survived by Donna, Tara, and the actress’ three brothers, Tom, Colleen, and Patrick.

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It is not an easy road for Tara in the last few years. ET spoke with the “Sharknado” star last February, when she talked about the fact that a constant subject of tabloid headlines.

“I am a human being. If you cut me I bleed,” Tara said. “I’m just like everyone else. I think that people who are famous, they don’t realize that they are actually a man.”

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