Kate was a huge fan of her dad’s work, previously admitting she “obsessively” watched him on TV, particularly after his death.
“I think when somebody dies any way, obviously it’s a huge shocker, but the fact that he had not been sick and there was no warning and he just suddenly dropped dead, the only thing I had was his shows,” she told Off Camera With Sam Jones. “And, he’s so incredibly natural and engaging and I think did watch them like crazy.”
“He had that mass appeal,” she added about the outpouring of grief following his passing. “Where women loved him, men wanted to be his friend, mothers wanted to mother him, fathers wanted to take him for a pint of beer. He was universally beloved. It was instantly not just our tragedy. I remember the morning after he died us all being in the house and the news being on and our tragedy being on television. That’s very weird.”
Kate also paid tribute to Richard on Instagram on Father's Day in 2017, sharing a photo with the caption, "I miss you so much. Happy Father's Day. Thank you for teaching me love, and funny, and that both last forever ❤️."