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Dax Shepard Writes Touching Tribute To His Late Father
Article by: KarmaVille Staff
March 25, 2013

Dax Shepard Writes Touching Tribute To His Late Father


The comical actor Dax Shepard wrote a very touching blog post about his dad, Dave Shepard Sr. who passed way of cancer on NYE at the age of 62.


The blog post included a photograph of Dax’s pregnant actress girlfriend, Kristen Bell.  In the picture, Kristen is lifting up her shirt to show Dave Sr. her pregnant belly. 


Dax wrote about finding out his dad had died of small cell carcinoma, “I had been back to Detroit just six days before and was disappointed I couldn’t be with him at the actual finish line.


“We were partners. We had taken on this cancer project together.”


Dax wrote about their broken relationship during his childhood when he went 12 years without living with him, and how cancer was what brought them back together.


“One of the hidden benefits of cancer is that it can erode grudges the way WD-40 dissolves rust,” the actor wrote.


“It just finds it’s [sic] way into all the nooks and crannies and starts loosening. Before long, the once formidable chip on my shoulder had melded into something the size of a nicotine patch.”


Before Dave Sr. passed away, he was able to meet his unborn grandchild when Kristen surprised him and showed up in Detroit.


“It was an amazing, incredible, perfectly timed surprise,” Dax wrote. “She lifted her shirt up and he put his hand on her swollen stomach.


“He left it there for the better part of an hour…”


He added: “If I live to be a thousand I will still be in debt to my wife for giving him that one last thrill.”


David Shepard Sr. died peacefully a few days later, according to RadarOnline.com.


Source: radaronline.com

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Posted By: StanleeSpade | 3/25/13 1:01 PM
That's a nice story, I never would have thought Dax had such a tender side. I guess we all do, right!
Posted By: kindredspirit | 3/26/13 11:53 AM
Awwww... This is a great story... im glad he was able to meet his grandchild, even if by feeling it through the belly.
Posted By: sulli | 3/26/13 2:17 PM
At least he got to become friends with him before he passed
Posted By: 2BorNot | 3/26/13 2:22 PM
This is why people say life is beautiful
Posted By: AngelCake1 | 3/26/13 2:40 PM
Thats a special moment that he will remember every detail for the rest of his life

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