Tara Reid mourns father’s death, just days after spending Christmas together

Early Friday morning, Tara Reid took to Instagram to reveal extremely sad news: her father Thomas Reid has died at the age of 76. The Wyckoff native shared a photo of the two of them embracing in a sweet hug, accompanied by a heartfelt message reflecting on the wonderful man she’ll always remember him to be.

“Today, I’ve received terrible news that my father, Thomas Reid, has passed away,” Tara wrote in her Instagram caption. “He was a man full of life, love, wisdom, and strength. He was not only fun and in good spirits, but he was also one of the best story tellers I’ve ever heard.”

According to a recent tweet, the American Pie star left for Hong Kong on Thursday to ring in the new year. The actress was lucky enough to spend some quality time with her parents when she returned home for Christmas and Thanksgiving. Both Thomas and Donna Reid (Tara’s mother) were teachers and day care owners, according to Entertainment Tonight.

“My dad was so supportive, kind, strong, and my hero,” Tara added. “He was my heart, my soul, and my entire world. I love you and will miss you so much daddy!”

Our prayers go out to the Reid family during this difficult time.

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