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Kevin Hart announced his father’s death, Henry Witherspoon, in a touching Instagram tribute Wednesday.

The 43-year-old comedian posted a carousel of photos of his father with a caption promising to make his father “proud.”

RIP to one of the realest & rawest to ever do it…Love you dad. Gone but never forgotten…Give mom a hug for me…y’all did good man. Thank you for everything…I’m a better father because of you. We will all make you proud….

According to ET Online, Hart mended his relationship with his father in 2017. He said that his father made him a better dad because he learned the value of being “present” in his children’s lives.

“My kids actually think I’m the coolest dad on the planet. … I know why I am the way that I am, my dad has a lot to do with that — the mistakes that my dad made, you know, the decisions to do drugs, being in and out of jail, in and out of our lives. I saw firsthand what not being present did and because of that, I now know what being present means. I know what that can do, I know what effect it can have on your child coming up,” Hart said on a 2017 appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

Hart did not say how his father died but said in 2019 that his father had battled lung cancer. His mother, Nancy, died in 2007.