Kevin Hart is mourning the death of his father, Henry Witherspoon.
The actor took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the emotional news with his fans alongside a touching carousel of photos that also featured a special tribute in the caption.
Hart shared a handful of photos with his father and their family on different occasions. Many pictures showcased Witherspoon with Hart’s kids, along with sweet moments between the father-son duo.
“RIP to one of the realest & rawest to ever do it…Love you dad,” he wrote in the caption.
“Gone but never forgotten….Give mom a hug for me….y’all did good man. Thank you for everything….I’m a better father because of you ????? We will all make you proud….” he added.
He added a second post with his late dad, simply captioning it, “RIP spoon …..???”
Many celebrity friends rallied around the comedian, sending supportive comments.
Longtime friend and DC League of Super-Pets co-star, Dwayne Johnson, wrote, “Luv u I’m here.”
Comedian Hasan Minhaj also paid his respects, writing, “Blessings bro. Love to you and the fam.”
Stranger Things star, Caleb McLaughlin, showed support for Hart, commenting a praying hand emoji and a red heart emoji.
Chelsea Handler also chimed in, writing, “Oh, sorry, Kev. He wouldn’t have left you before he knew you were good. ❤️”
Back in 2017, the comedian got candid about his father’s struggles with addiction and what it taught him about fatherhood during an interview on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.