Please join us in sending love to daytime actress Lilly Melgar (ex-Lily, GENERAL HOSPITAL; ex-Claudia, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL) who is mourning the death of her father, who passed away on Sept. 22 at 9:13 a.m. “RIP, my King,” she shared on Instagram with two photos of her dancing with her daddy at her wedding. “To my favorite man in the world! The sweetest soul. The man who was always there for me no matter what. You did good, Daddy! Your love for us was always felt, evident, and a source of strength for us both. Your firstborn and your baby.
“We couldn’t be prouder of your warrior spirit,” Melgar continued, “the humor you instilled in us, the smiles and laughter you brought out in anyone and everyone lucky enough to meet you, your mad salsa moves that keep you alive through all our beautiful memories of watching you in complete abandon to your passion for the dance and the many hearts you touched throughout your life with your charisma, charm, and energy that filled the room.”
The GH and B&B alum went on to try and put into words her feelings about losing the man who raised her. “My ‘cool’ daddy is now basking in the warmth of heaven and the beautiful angels who received you,” Melgar wrote. “Thank you for being the best father/grandfather a girl could ever ask for! This is the most heartbreaking loss, the most devastating experience. We will never be the same after this. The head of our family has left us in this life but we will meet again, Daddy. Until then, I will keep on celebrating you and your true essence is engraved in my being until I take my own last breath.”
The comments on Melgar’s Instagram post quickly filled with sympathy and love from fans and co-stars alike. So much so that she had to respond as best as she could during such a difficult time. “I will personally thank you all when In a better state,” she promised. “Please know what your outpouring of love means to us at this time.” Melgar then repeated the same sentiment in Spanish: “Les agradeceré a tosías cuando me sienta mas fuerte … pero por favor sepan lo tanto que aprécianos todo el amor que nos mandan en este momento tan difícil.”
Our hearts go out to Melgar and her entire family as they mourn this heartbreaking loss.