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Jennifer Garner mourns her father William Garner after his death at 85

Jennifer Garner shared with her social media followers on Monday that her father William Garner has died.

He was 85 years old, she wrote in the message.

Garner posted a series of photos of her father and a video of them together in an ad for a Capital One credit card. on his verified Instagram accountwriting: “My father passed away peacefully on Saturday afternoon. »

“We were with him, singing Amazing Grace as he left us (did we transport him or scare him – valid question.),” she continued, in a moment of levity. “While there is no tragedy in the death of an 85-year-old man who lived a healthy and wonderful life, I know that grief is inevitable, waiting around unexpected corners.”

The “Alias” actress said she felt grateful.

“We are grateful for Dad’s gentle demeanor and quiet strength. For the way he teased him with a mischievous smile and for the way he invented the role of the ever-patient daughter daddy. We are grateful for his work ethic, leadership and faith,” she wrote in the post, adding her family’s thanks “to the medical communities at Charleston Area Medical Center and City of Hope.”

“There are so many things to say about my father – my sisters and I will never finish talking about how wonderful he was, so bear with us – but for today, I share these memories along with my appreciation for the kind and brilliant man, my father, and grandfather that he was, and the loving legacy he left behind,” Garner wrote.

In January, she celebrated her parents’ 59th wedding anniversary with another post on Instagram.

“Happy 59th birthday to my incredibly sweet and loving parents,” she wrote in the caption at the time. “Thank you, Mom and Dad, for giving my sisters and I such a safe and happy start to life. »

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