Ron Howard Pays Moving Tribute To His Late Dad Rance, Who Passed Away 2 Years Ago

Date November 19, 2019 16:45

In 2017, Ron Howard's dad, Rance Howard, passed away at the age of 89. Before his death, he enjoyed a thriving acting career that spanned over six decades and his son, director Ron Howard is following a similar path.

Ron was the one who confirmed his father's death and at the time, people began dropping tributes and condolence messages for the family.

Rance Howard was not only a legend, but he also inspired his descendants in the movie world too. He was the dad of actor Clint Howard and granddad of famous actresses Bryce Dallas Howard and Paige Howard.

Ron Howard Pays Moving Tribute To His Late Dad Rance,  Who Passed Away 2 Years AgoGetty Images / Ideal Image

At the time of his death, Ron celebrated his father's life saying that he and Clint were "blessed" to be his sons. He tweeted that his passion for acting "changed the course of our family history."

Moving tribute for Ron Howard's father

Some days before the second anniversary of his death, Ron Howard posted a tribute in honor of his late dad.

He shared a picture of Rance Howard and revealed, in the caption, that he would have turned 91 that day if he were still alive.

Ron also shared how much he missed his dad, adding:

He loved acting and writing, but being in westerns made him the happiest! Happy Birthday, Dad!

In response to this post, Ron's daughter and Rance's granddaughter Paige commented with the words:

Love you so much Granddad.

Ron Howard's dad was very proud of him

During a 2012 interview with HuffingtonPost, Rance opened up on how he felt about his son Ron's acting skills.

Speaking of Ron's performance as Opie in The Andy Griffith Show many years ago, Rance described him as a "terrific" actor.

He had a great sense of drama and of timing and how to use emotion in a scene.

Based on these words from a proud father, anyone can see why his children still miss him so terribly several months after he died. Rance seemed like he made a fantastic role model for his children, and even his grandchildren appreciated his love too.

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