Colton Haynes shares photo of his late father on Instagram.
Colton Haynes, 29, celebrated Father’s Day the way many people do; he shared a photo of his late father to Instagram. In an emotional post, Haynes shared a photo of his father, William, with a caption that reads: “Smiling knowing my Dad is in Heaven dancing with my mom for the 1st time in decades. Happy Fathers Day to all the Fathers out there.”
It’s an especially bittersweet post. In an interview with OUT magazine in 2016, Haynes explained that his dad died by suicide supposedly prompted by Haynes’ coming out.
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“I was told that my dad killed himself because he found out I was gay. So, of course, I lost it and was like, ‘How could you say something like that?’ And no one will ever really know the truth,” Haynes told OUT. “But my brother and my mom went to pick up my dad’s stuff, and the only picture on his fridge was my eighth-grade graduation picture. So I was just like, Fuck.”
Haynes’ mother passed away in March of this year, and his father apparently overdosed on Oxycodone when Haynes was 14 years old.
Although it’s a tragic story, it’s impossible to deny that Haynes definitely got his good looks from his father.