'SNL' 's Pete Davidson Remembers His Father Who Died on 9/11 with Humorous Tribute

The comedian was only 7 when his firefighter father died in the terrorist attacks

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Pete Davidson is remembering his father’s heroic and tragic death on 9/11 with some light-hearted humor.

The Saturday Night Live performer, 22, was 7 years old when his firefighter father was killed in the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001.

In an Instagram posted on Saturday, Davidson shared a photo of himself with his dad sipping on some Heineken beer. He captioned the photo, “Can’t believe tomorrow is going to be 15 years. Missing the legend !!! Thank u all for ur kind words and support as always #werememberthem.”


Davidson then took to Instagram on Sunday to remember the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Sharing a photo of his dad pouring a beer and some worn black boots, the comedian put his humorous twist on his loss.

“One of my dads homies gave me his old dirty a– boots from work and a sick photo of him lookin like a young legend !!! Apparently my dad wore sketchers how f—in embarrassing!” he wrote in the post.

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Last year, Davidson shared a similar set of social media posts, and took to his now-deleted Twitter account to share some funny messages – and one incredibly powerful one.

“All jokes aside. There’s not a day that goes by where I dont think of u. Ur my hero. Cant wait to see u again someday,” he wrote in one tweet.

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