Mimi Faust and her family suffered a major loss last week when the Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star’s father passed away on May 8, 2014. After paying tribute to her father on social media, Mimi once again hopped on Instagram to honor her dad on what would’ve been his birthday.
“Happy Birthday Dad 5/13/43 You are truly missed!!!” Mimi captioned a photo of her smiling pops. Turns out Mimi’s father passed away just days before his 71st birthday.
Mimi revealed in 2012 that her mother had abandoned her at a young age to follow the Church of Scientology. After years of moving from place to place with family and friends, Mimi reunited with her father in her 20s and the grew close. She eventually changed her last name to his (Faust).
Tons of fans showered Mimi (who has been rubbing people the wrong way because of her newly released sex tape) with tons of love, and Mimi’s own brother, Kwesi James, chimed in on the tribute.
“As Oluremi’s (Mimi’s) brother,” he started, ”I too celebrate the Birthday as well as his final rite of passage into the world of the Ancestors. He was like a father to me for a period in my life growing up. As a awesome sculptor artist I learned to do wood carving from him. More importantly I learned about expressing myself artistically and many more things from him. Ase.”
What a nice tribute!
Source: Mimi Faust on Instagram