Tara Reid is mourning the devastating loss of her father, Thomas Reid.
The 41-year-old actress revealed on Instagram on Friday that her father has died, sharing a picture of the two lovingly embracing.
"Today, I've received terrible news that my father, Thomas Reid, has passed away," Tara wrote. "He was a man full of life, love, wisdom, and strength. He was not only fun and in good spirits, but he was also one of the best story tellers I've ever heard."
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"My dad was so supportive, kind, strong, and my hero," she continued. "He was my heart, my soul, and my entire world. I love you and will miss you so much daddy! #RIPDADDYREID."
Tara just spent Christmas with her parents, including her mother, Donna. Both Thomas and Donna were teachers and day-care center owners.
"Merry Christmas I love you all!" the American Pie actress Instagrammed last week. "Feels so good be around my family."
Thomas was 76 years old. He is survived by Donna, his six children -- Tara, Tom, Colleen, Patrick, Kathy and James -- and eight grandchildren.
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It hasn't been an easy road for Tara in the last few years. ET spoke with the Sharknado star last February, when she talked about being a constant subject of tabloid headlines.
"I'm a human. If you cut me I bleed," Tara said. "I'm just like everyone else. I think that when people are famous, they don't realize that they are actually human."