Evelyn Lozada reveals the devastating news that her stepfather Larry has passed away due to the coronavirus.
Tuesday on Instagram, the “Basketball Wives” star shared a throwback picture of Larry while announcing that he died earlier this month.
“On Monday 4/6/20 I lost my stepfather Larry to Covid-19,” the reality TV personality wrote.
While sharing another snap of Larry holding her daughter Shaniece Hairston, now 26, as a baby, Lozada remembers “the great memories” the two shared. (Lozada also has son, Carl Leo Crawford, 6, with ex-fiancé Carl Crawford.)
“Larry, as you sit in heaven enjoying the company of God, I say thank you for the great memories & thank you for being the greatest stepfather a girl can ask for! Happy birthday in paradise,” she said.
Erik Rodriguez, identified by Bossip as Lozada’s stepbrother, also paid tribute to Larry, his father, with a touching post on his IG page.
“Pops we spoke about when this time would come and here we are today. Who would’ve have ever thought it would end like this. I saw you just two weeks ago and when we spoke yesterday you sounded great,” Rodriguez wrote.
Despite his dad’s passing, Rodriguez can still feel Larry’s presence around him.
“As I hugged my son this morning, I could feel your love around us and know without a doubt you’re in a better place and looking over us,” he added. “Thank you for your words of wisdom, being a straight shooter, and an amazing father.”
R.I.P. Larry. You will be missed.