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November 09, 2016 09:25 AM

Diane Kruger‘s stepfather has died.

The actress took to Instagram on Wednesday to pay tribute to her stepfather, posting a sweet photo of him with her mother Maria-Theresa Heidkrüger.

“Thank you for making my mom so happy and bringing peace to our family,” she wrote. “R.I.P.”

In the photo, Kruger’s mom smiles as she leans into her stepfather.

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Kruger’s mother and stepfather often stepped out to support the actress at numerous fashion shows and award ceremonies.

In 2010, they attended the Golden Kamera Awards in their native Germany, where Kruger received the best actress international award.

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