Molly Ringwald pays heartfelt tribute to dad Bob after jazz musician dies at 80


In a touching note accompanying throwback photos of the father-daughter duo, the former ‘The Breakfast Club’ star considers herself “very lucky” to have Bob Ringwald in her life.

Molly Ringwald still mourns the loss of his father Bob Ringwald. Almost a week after the death of his jazz musician father at the age of 80, the “The breakfast club“The actress paid him a vibrant tribute.

Taking to her Instagram account on Saturday, August 7, the 53-year-old actress shared a series of adorable photos that saw her with her dad Bob. Along with the throwback photos, she wrote a touching caption that read, “It is with heavy hearts that my family says goodbye to my dad. I consider myself very lucky to have had in my life as long as I have. .” Robert Scott Ringwald 1940-2021.”

Before sharing her post on Instagram, Molly also paid a touching tribute to her father in a poignant obituary she wrote in The Sacramento Bee. “Robert Scott Ringwald, known to most as Bob, and to a lucky few as Dad and PopPop, passed away on Tuesday,” she wrote of her father, before recounting his remarkable life. . “As a preteen, he attended the California School for the Blind in Berkeley.”

“After a few years, he returned home to Citrus Heights and graduated with the class of 1960 from San Juan High School,” Molly continued. “That same year, he married Adele Frembd, his wife of 60 years.”

Elsewhere in her obituary, Molly explained that “it was immediately clear that there was something wrong with [Bob’s] vision, and he was considered legally blind as a child, becoming totally blind as a teenager.” She said of her father, “Although he never wanted to be defined by his blindness, he couldn’t prevent yourself from being an ambassador to change the perception of what it is possible to do while living with a disability.”

“Although he was a performer for most of his life, he was never comfortable being given attention unless he was on stage with a piano,” Molly added. . “Nevertheless, Bob attracted attention wherever he went. His natural charisma, authenticity and sense of humor made people fall in love with him and want to be with him.” She continued, “His dignity, humor, strength of character and courage will always be remembered and cherished by all whose lives were touched by his.”

Honoring her father’s brilliant wit and personality, Molly shared, “Anyone who knew Bob also knew his mischievous side and ever-present, slightly ribald sense of humor.” She then wrote, “If you hadn’t begged enough to get off his email joke list, you would have received one just days before he died.”

Bob has played in bands such as The BoonDockers, Sugar Willie and the Cubes and The Great Pacific Jazz Band. Besides Molly, Bob is survived by his wife Adele, his sister Renee Angus, his two other children Beth Ringwald Carnes and Kelly Ringwald as well as six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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