Tiffani Thiessen 'heartbroken' after father's death

Tiffani Thiessen's dad has died credit:Bang Showbiz
Tiffani Thiessen's dad has died credit:Bang Showbiz

Tiffani Thiessen is "heartbroken" following the death of her father Frank.

The 50-year-old 'Beverly Hills, 90210' star confirmed her dad passed away at the age of 85 in an emotional Instagram post with the actress sharing a number of pictures of Frank from across the years and writing a sweet tribute to him in which she called him a "true gentleman" and vowed to take care of her mum Robyn Ernest now he's gone.

Tiffani wrote: "My Dad was a lover of many things. Animals, plants, chocolate, jazz, anything citrus, lottery tickets, cars, watches, stray dogs and cats and good Italian pasta.

"But what he loved most was his family. He was a quiet man, but was never quiet about showing his love for us. He was kind, had a sweet sense of humour and was the utmost gentleman. Everybody who knew my Dad LOVED him. He truly had a heart of gold."

She went on to add: "Daddy, I am heartbroken you are gone. However, I know you are at peace now and that brings me comfort. I promise you I will watch over Mom and take care of her as you did for over 60 years.

"Thank you for being such a dedicated husband and showing me what a true gentleman is. Thank you for being a wonderful Dad and Gramps and being there for us.

"But most of all, thank you for loving me like you always did. No matter what, you had my back and were my biggest fan. I loved making you proud."

She concluded her message by adding: "I love you, Daddy. We miss you so much."

Tiffani's heartbreaking tribute comes just months after she celebrated Frank's 85th birthday back in February. At the time, the screen star wrote in a post on Instagram: " Happy 85th Birthday Daddy! Another year around the sun and another candle added to your cake. (lemon of course).

"So much to be proud and thankful for and you’re one of them. I [love] you Daddy!"