Sarah Jessica Parker penned a touching social media tribute to her late stepfather, Paul Giffin Forste, on Friday.
“Strong like a bull. Til the end,” the “Sex and the City” alum, 57, captioned an old black-and-white photo of her deceased relative on Instagram.
She added that he died “at home and among all those who loved you dearly,” noting that he “will be missed always.”
Parker concluded by telling her late stepdad that she and her family will “take good care” of her mother and Forste’s now-widow, Barbra Forste, whom she said her stepdad “worshipped for 54 years.”
Following her touching words, friends and followers sent their condolences in the comments section of the post.
Comedian Amy Sedaris commented, “So beautiful. Thinking of you Always and I know you know I am.”
Actress Lena Waithe added, “Sending you so much love.”
Parker’s family confirmed to Page Six on Thursday that Paul had died a day earlier.
“Our family is sad to announce that after an unexpected and rapid illness, Paul Giffin Forste passed away yesterday at age 76,” the statement read.
“In his last moments, he was surrounded with the love and gratitude of his adored wife Barbara of 54 years, and children, including Sarah Jessica Parker.”
The statement continued, ”Paul will be remembered with the spirit of loving kindness which was his faith, his special delight in his 13 grandchildren, and his sustained belief in making the world a more charitable, tolerant, and beautiful place for all.”
On Wednesday night, Parker was noticeably missing from the New York City Ballet’s 10th Annual Fall Fashion Gala, which she was expected to attend since she was being honored.
However, a source exclusively told us at the time that the “Hocus Pocus 2” star had to pull out last minute due to a “sudden, devastating family situation” — which was later confirmed to be Paul’s death.
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