Michael Phelps, with 28 medals, is the most successful and decorated Olympian of all time. Michael just revealed some devastating news. He announced the death of his father, Fred.
On Monday, the Olympic star shared the news on Instagram. He posted a photo of them with a short caption.
You’ll always be my dad … And I’ll always be your son … Love you dad and I will miss you rip dad.
Phelps, who is 37, also shared other throwback photos of his father, including several with his grandchildren. Lindsey Vonn expressed her sympathy in the comments section, writing, “Im so sorry for your loss. He will always be there.” Fred, like his son, was an athlete. In the 1970s, he tried out for the Washington Commanders after playing college football.
Phelps previously discussed the trauma he experienced after his parents divorced in 1994. His relationship with his father was strained as a result of the divorce. In the year 2000, Fred remarried.
In the end, their relationship flourished, and that is all that matters. May his soul rest in peace.