Pink shares emotional tribute to her dad on anniversary of his death
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Singer Pink has shared an emotional tribute to her dad to mark the anniversary of his death, saying he was ‘gone but not forgotten’.
Pink - whose real name is Alecia Moore - posted a video on Instagram earlier this week to remember her father – Vietnam war veteran Jim Moore. Moore died at the age of 75 in 2021, after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The clip shows Jim sitting when her son Jameson when he was younger, with the doting grandfather saying jokingly: “Hey you, why you hitting me?”
He then starts tickling his grandson’s tummy, adding: “Did I find the soft spot, huh?
“Did I find the spot in that little belly, right there?”
In the caption, Pink said the second anniversary of his death ‘hurt’, but that she was glad her father was no longer in pain.
She wrote: “I miss you, Dad. The kids do too. Sometimes I hate how time flies. Sometimes I hate how we have to be funny in order to avoid the hurt.
“Today it isn’t funny. Today it just hurts. I’m glad you don’t anymore though. You don’t hurt.
“I hope they still call you twinkle toes and that you’re still getting out of line. I hope you’re singing along. I hope you’re making everyone laugh. I hope you feel this love.
“Gone but not forgotten, Daddy Sir.”
Many fans shared their condolences to the singer, with many also opening up about their own grief.
One said: “Sending love. Lost both my parents (Mam in December and Dad in July). I’m broken but they would want us to enjoy life, be happy and strong. You make him proud daily, like you always did.”
Someone else commented: “My heart goes out to you @pink I lost my dad May 2021 as well. The pain hurts like no other and I wish I could give you a hug and let you know he is still with you!
“He is sitting at the bar with my dad waiting until we get there! Sending my love to you and your family a little more today.”
Amazingly, one came even forward with their own anecdote of her father, having been sat next to him at one of the star’s concerts.
They wrote: “I sat next to your Dad at one of your Auckland NZ shows - he chatted away about how proud he was of you, and how hard you worked, and when you flew up in the sky how nervous he was for you.
“Yes, you are amazing, yes you are famous, but at the end of the day you are his wee girl, and he is your precious Dad - what an incredible life he has lived to support you and watch you grow to become a Mum yourself and raise a beautiful family. He will be forever proud.”