IBNS: American actress Shanna Moakler has written a heart-touching tribute on Instagram to mourn the death of her father John W. Moakler III, just months after she lost her mother.
Moakler shared several images of herself with her father as the 48-year-old actor remembered the days spent with him.
“It’s with great sadness to share the passing of my dad, the only solace is knowing he is with my beautiful mother,” she said.
“I am so thankful I got to have as many years with my parents as I did, and to have the time I had these last weeks with him,” she said.
Describing his father, she wrote in an emotional tribute: “My father was an amazing husband, doctor and father he was more than anyone could ask for.”
“I will hold tight to the incredible life both my parents provided for me and the love and strength they instilled in me. The unwavering support at times when I didn’t deserve it,” she said.
“I love you dad and my world will never be the same without you in it. I appreciate all those who have reached out and sent messages of support. Godspeed,” the American actress said.
She had written a similar post in January when her mother Gail Moakler died.
Shanna Moakler was the winner of the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995 and was the first runner-up at Miss USA 1995. After winner Chelsi Smith won the Miss Universe 1995 pageant, Moakler succeeded her as Miss USA.
She was chosen as a Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine in December 2001.
Moakler eventually branched out into an acting career, appearing as a regular for two seasons on the USA Network television series Pacific Blue in 1998, and in 2005 she starred as herself on the reality television series Meet the Barkers with her then-husband Travis Barker, drummer in the rock band Blink-182.
She hosted E!’s Bridalplasty during its two-month run in 2010/2011. In January 2014, it was announced that Moakler had joined the cast of the VH1 reality series, Hollywood Exes.