Lili Reinhart reveals her grandfather has died and the pandemic prevented her from saying goodbye in person: ‘I wish I could’ve seen him one last time’
Riverdale actress Lili Reinhart revealed on Sunday that her grandfather has passed away.
The beauty shared an old photograph of him as she talked about his ‘simple’ life.
And the 24-year-old actress also shared that she was not able to say one last goodbye due to the pandemic: ‘I wish I could’ve seen him one last time.’
In remembrance: Lili Reinhart took to her Instagram account on Sunday to express her grief over the recent passing of her grandfather and posted a photo of him in his younger days
From afar: The Riverdale actress told her followers that, due to the circumstances of the global pandemic, she was not allowed to visit her loved ones, stating that ‘It breaks my heart that I can’t be with my family’; the actress is pictured in August of 2018
She got straight to the point with her 26.6 million followers: ‘A few days ago, I lost my grandpa.’
She also commented on how the circumstances of the global pandemic had prevented her from being with her loved ones, stating: ‘It breaks my heart that I can’t be with my family during this time, as we experience this loss.’
The actress went on to remark how, in lieu of sharing her grief with her relatives, she had chosen to go through her memories and reflect on the most endearing aspects of her grandfather’s personality.
‘I’m remembering him on my own, as a simple man from Ohio who loved his Cleveland sports teams and who fell asleep in front of the tv watching old western films,’ Reinhart wrote.
She misses her family: The TV star seen with her mother Amy Reinhart; she said she could not be with her family at this time
She also told her followers about the more intimate side of her relative’s personality and how his relationship with her grandmother had gone strong for multiple decades.
The Chemical Hearts actress elaborated: ‘He was married to my grandma for 61 years and always called her “babe,” which I thought was the sweetest thing.’
Reinhart finished her message with a proclamation that despite not being able to say a proper goodbye she would not forget the impact that her grandfather had made on her life.
‘I wish I could’ve seen him one last time but I’ll forever hold him in my heart. Love you, grandpa.’
Looking back: The actress told her 26.6 million followers that she chose to remember her grandfather in her own way as a loving man who cherished his home life; Reinhart is seen in Riverdale
Numerous fans expressed their sympathies for the actress, with many of her other Riverdale castmates offering their condolences in the comments section.
The actress has made a point of being open with her feelings on any given subject, and oftentimes takes to her Instagram account to express her views when she deems that a topic deserves attention, especially if it relates to her own well-being.
In September, she spoke to People about remaining transparent regarding her emotions, and further elaborated on her policy of openness.
‘If I’m going through something — depression, anxiety, a breakup — I need to talk about it,’ the actress bluntly stated.
‘I’ve gone through a lot of changes in my life…It’s been very interesting to see how many people are not living in a conscious, present state,’ she added.
Not forgotten: Reinhart told her fans that although she was not able to make a last visit to her deceased family member, she would ‘forever hold him in my heart’; seen with her dog