Cassidy Gifford Posts Touching Tribute 1 Month After Father Frank Gifford's Death
"Never to suffer would have never to been blessed," the 22-year-old as the caption to the sweet picture
The 22-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday to post a sweet throwback photo of her and her dad smiling at each other.
“Mr. Poe, you said it right .’Never to suffer would have never to been blessed,’ ” she wrote, keeping the caption to the picture short and sweet and quoting Edgar Allen Poe.
This wasn’t her first social media commemoration of her late father: The day after the legendary sportscaster died of natural causes, Cassidy posted an emotional message on Instagram, writing “very few people are blessed enough to call their father a legend, and an even smaller number are able to share that notion with the rest of the world.”
Cassidy and her brother Cody, 25, are the youngest of Frank’s children.
“For 22 years I was blessed with an incredible man to not just call my father, but also my friend,” Cassidy told PEOPLE exclusively last month. “So though I selfishly may want 22 more, my gratitude far outweighs my sadness.”
“I will always be able to call that legend not only my dad, but the kindest, most generous human being I have ever had the privilege of knowing,” she added.
Cassidy was flying to Sante Fe, New Mexico, to shoot her upcoming movie Angels and Outlaws when her mother, Kathie Lee Gifford, and her brother Cody found Frank unresponsive in their Connecticut home.
Though Kathie Lee said on the Today show after her emotional return to her co-hosting duties that telling Cassidy was “the hardest part of the day other than finding Frank,” her children pulled through in the face of tragedy and surprised her at work on the day she returned.
“Frank was a beautiful man with a beautiful, generous heart,” Kathie Lee told PEOPLE last month. “He lived fully and loved deeply, and he leaves an amazing legacy of lives touched and changed.”