Actress Kate Beckinsale, who is known for her role as Selene in the Underworld film series, has paid an emotional and heart-wrenching tribute to her late father and actor Richard Beckinsale 42 years after his devastating death aged 31.
Richard, who was known for his role as Lennie Godber in Porridge, died of a heart attack in his sleep, which was caused by coronary artery disease, in 1979. He was 31 when he died.
The 47-year-old actress took to Instagram and recalled the sad day of her father’s tragic death by sharing newspaper clippings from the date March 19, 1979.
Beckinsale shows her years of suffering by saying that ‘we were never the same again.’ She also thanked everyone who kept her alive in her heart and lips.
Here’s what Beckinsale wrote:
“March 19th,1979. And we were never the same again. Thank you to everyone who has kept him alive in our hearts and on our lips. And love to everyone missing a shining, special person of their own. I wish I was with my mum today xxx”
An IG user wrote:
“Remember that day clearly but also have remembered & been grateful ever since for his legacy of creating brilliant lasting work and also for creating you, such a top loving friend.”
“Sending love to you my friend.”
See the Instagram post below.