The Southern Charm cast member returned to Instagram with her first post in nearly four weeks to share that she is missing her dad after he lost his 12-month-long battle with esophageal cancer at the age of 68 on December 20, 2019. Naomie posted a photo of herself in her car along with the caption, "Oh hey, didn’t see ya there. Also, I miss my dad. That’s all."
Naomie first shared the news of her father's illness and passing in a post on Instagram on December 23. "I lost a piece of my heart last Friday. After privately fighting esophageal cancer for 12 excruciating months, my dad lost the only fight he’s ever lost," she wrote in the post. "He died peacefully surrounded by people that loved him more than words can explain. I missed him before he was even gone, and I can’t imagine what this road will be like."
She also called her dad "the most amazing person" she has ever known in the post. "There aren’t really words for this pain but I’m very thankful for the kindness and love our friends and family have shown my mom and me during the most difficult time of our life," Naomie wrote.
Naomie later shared the obituary she wrote for her father with the help of her boyfriend, Metul Shah. "Writing an obituary for someone you love is incredibly hard," Naomie said on Instagram. "Summarizing a life like Joel's is impossible, but we're so thankful for the help of great friends and [Metul]."
In the weeks leading up to and after her father's passing, Naomie has used her Instagram to share some of her favorite memories of her dad.
Photo: Naomie Olindo/Instagram
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