Molly Ringwald wrote a touching tribute to her late father, pianist Robert Ringwald, who died at the age of 80 on August 3.
On Saturday, the “Breakfast Club” actress took to Instagram where she shared a series of pictures of herself with her father when she was younger and with one of him when she was younger. he was a child. The slideshow ends with the word “father” written in Braille, a tribute to the fact that his father went blind from an early age, forcing him to learn the piano without using his sight at the age of 5.
“It is with a heavy heart that my family says goodbye to my father. I consider myself very lucky to have had in my life for as long as I have. Robert Scott Ringwald 1940-2021,” wrote the actress before directing her followers to a longer film. obituary she wrote for The Sacramento Bee.
“Anyone who knew Bob also knew his mischievous side and his ever-present, slightly saucy sense of humor. he is dead, “she added in the obituary.
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At first, drawn to modern jazz, Louis Armstrong’s music instilled in Ringwald a lifelong passion for the interpretation and preservation of traditional New Orleans jazz.
In the 1970s, Ringwald played the piano in clubs seven nights a week.
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In addition to music, Ringwald’s passions included ham radio and the Los Angeles Dodgers, for which he was once a guest announcer, reading braille programming.
He co-hosted the first Sacramento Jazz Festival in 1974, and his band was headlining the event, which has become an annual tradition in the city. In 2012, Ringwald was honored by the festival as the “Emperor of Jazz”.
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In 2012, Bob was honored by the festival as ‘The Emperor of Jazz’, which both touched and embarrassed him. Although he was a performer for most of his life, he was not never comfortable receiving attention unless he’s on stage with a piano, “the 53-year-old wrote. “Nonetheless, Bob attracted attention everywhere he went. His natural charisma, authenticity and sense of humor made people fall in love with him and wanted to be around him.”
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Besides his daughter Molly, Robert Ringwald is survived by Adele, his wife of 60 years; one sister, Renée Angus; another daughter, Beth Ringwald Carnes; one son, Kelly Ringwald; two grandsons; two granddaughters; two step-granddaughters; a great-grandson; and a step-great-grandson.
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