They may not have had ideal father-son relationship, but his love for father was unquestionable. Here’s how Michael Phelps dad passed away.

Michael Phelps : Dad passed away | how old was dad

Michael Fred Phelps is an American former competitive swimmer. He is the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time with a total of 28 medals.

Michael Phelps : Dad passed away | how old was dad

Phelps also holds the all-time records for Olympic gold medals (23), Olympic gold medals in individual events (13), and Olympic medals in individual events (16).

When Phelps won eight gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Games, he broke fellow American swimmer Mark Spitz’s 1972 record of seven first-place finishes at any single Olympic Games.

At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Phelps already tied the record of eight medals of any color at a single Games by winning six gold and two bronze medals.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Phelps won four gold and two silver medals, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he won five gold medals and one silver. 

Michael Phelps dad passed away 

Times are difficult for Michael Phelps and his family. Mr. Fred Phelps, the father of the swimming legend, has left for his heavenly abode.

As the news settles in for the Phelps family, fans stumble upon Hilary’s Instagram post. The eldest of the Phelps siblings shared a picture of her and her late-father earlier on Monday.

Michael Phelps : Dad passed away | how old was dad

Hilary shared the heartbreaking news with her followers. She wrote, “it’s with deep sadness and a heavy heart to share that my dad passed unexpectedly yesterday. This is our last photo together.” In an emotional post, she also wrote, “my dad was my first love.” Addressing him as her “#1 fan,” the yoga expert wrote, “Outside of Alexander, he was my everything.”

In the said post, she also had a valuable piece of advice for her social media family. Ending the post with advice to her followers, the ex-swimmer wrote, “please love your loved ones a little harder today. Hug them a little tighter. Tomorrow is never guaranteed.”

Michael may not have had the ideal father-son relationship, but his love for his father was unquestionable. Even Fred closely watched his son’s progress at the pool.

He always supported him and cheered for him. Even though Fred wasn’t present for his son’s achievements, he had always kept a close eye on his swimming performances throughout his career.

Michael Phelps : Dad passed away | how old was dad

How old was Michael Phelps dad

Neither a cause of death nor an age was given for Michael Fred Phelps Sr., although a LexisNexis search dated him at around 71.

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