"He was my inspiring teacher and a good friend": Cold Feet star James Nesbitt pays tribute to his late father when he dies at the age of 91
James Nesbitt's father died at the age of 91.
The 55-year-old Northern Irish actor described his late father as a wonderful parent, teacher and friend when he honored him in a statement Friday afternoon.
James & # 39; Jim & # 39; Nesbitt Snr was the former headmaster of a primary school in Lisnamurrican near Broughshane in Co Antrim.
Tragic loss: James Nesbitt's father passed away at the age of 91
James said, “Dad wasn't just a wonderful parent, he was my inspiring teacher and a good friend.
"Generations of elementary school children in rural Northern Ireland have been taught a love of literature, the arts, music, science and sports thanks to Dad."
Nesbitt played Adam in the popular television series Cold Feet.
He is the Chancellor of Ulster University.
Sweet: The Northern Irish actor, 55, described his late father as a wonderful parent, teacher and friend when he honored him in a statement Friday afternoon
His father lived in the coastal town of Castlerock, Co Londonderry, and was pre-died by his wife May.
The actor said: “As well as being a brilliant teacher, he was also a passionate Coleraine football fan.
“One of my fondest memories is being with him to watch Coleraine play the Irish Cup two years ago, where Dad was presented with the winner's medal from Skinner Bradley.
“He leaves a family that will miss him more than words can say, and I speak for myself and my sisters Margaret, Kathryn and Andrea when I say that he is a really great man and a wonderful father, grandfather and great- was. Grandfather. & # 39;
The University said: “On behalf of our staff, students and the entire family of Ulster University, we speak to Chancellor Dr. James Nesbitt offer our deepest condolences on the death of his beloved father James. Our thoughts go with the Nesbitt family at this difficult time. & # 39;
Coleraine FC said he was a lifelong supporter.
Chairman Colin McKendry said: "James got to know the players personally and took the team bus to many of our big games, including the Irish Cup win in 2018."
He added: & # 39; Unfortunately he has not been able to play many games lately for health reasons, but I'm sure he would have been proud of our efforts last season.
"In addition to being a fantastic supporter, James was a great sponsor and we owe him our thanks."
Mr Nesbitt, whose wife died in May 2012, is survived by his children Margaret, Kathryn, Andrea and James.