Entertainment TV Marcia Cross Pays Tribute to Her Father Mark After His Death: He Was an 'Incomparable Human' The Desperate Housewives alum called her father her "first and longest love" in a heartfelt tribute By Dory Jackson Dory Jackson Instagram Twitter Website Dory Jackson is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE's digital TV team. While at the brand, she's had the opportunity to interview a long list of celebrities, from Kate Hudson to Pierce Brosnan to Billy Porter. She also recaps popular TV shows like The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules.The New York-based Maryland native graduated from Randolph-Macon College in May 2016 with a focus in Communication Studies and Journalism. She came to PEOPLE in March 2021 after working at a number of major news companies, including Newsweek and Us Weekly. She also previously co-hosted a podcast called "Idol Nation." People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 27, 2021 05:51 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Marcia Cross is remembering her father, Mark, after his death. The Desperate Housewives alum, 59, honored her dad with a heartfelt Instagram tribute Sunday. Cross' post included a photo of the father-daughter duo happily smiling from ear to ear as they danced together. "Mark J Cross 1923-2021," she captioned the post. "Incomparable Human. My Father. And my first and longest love." Many of Cross' famous friends expressed their condolences in the post's comments section. As Laura Leighton and Kelly Rutherford dropped red heart emojis, Daphne Zuniga added a red heart emoji as she wrote: "So sorry Marcia" Marcia Cross/Instagram Celebrities Who've Died in 2021 "Sending [love] to you," Kyle MacLachlan commented, while Mary McCormack added, "Oh honey. I'm so sorry." Meanwhile, Nancy Travis replied to the post: "May he Rest in Peace — sending comfort and love." Cross had a close relationship with her father, who was a retired personnel manager. Back in August 2020, Cross shared a photo of the pair wearing matching blue pajamas. "Apple-Tree. My father and fashion icon," she previously wrote. "97 and he's still got it going on. Love to all." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Additionally, the Melrose Place alum posted a "happy" photo of the pair for a Father Day tribute in 2019. Cross' picture was the same one used in her post announcing his death. "One of the happiest moments of my life," she wrote. "Dancing with my father, probably the kindest person I will ever know, on my wedding. #blessed #happyfathersday2019." Cross shares 14-year-old twin daughters Savannah and Eden with her stockbroker husband Tom Mahoney. The longtime couple has been married since 2006.