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Harry Belafonte and Gina Belafonte | Source: Instagram.com/peacegina/
Harry Belafonte and Gina Belafonte | Source: Instagram.com/peacegina/

Gina Belafonte Mourns Her 'Complicated Father' Harry Belafonte: 'Love You Dad and So Much More'

Bettina Dizon
Apr 28, 2023
02:45 A.M.
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Legendary singer, actor, and activist Harry Belafonte has passed away at 96. His daughter, Gina Belafonte, shared a heartfelt tribute to her late father on Instagram, mourning his loss.

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Gina Belafonte, daughter of the late Harry Belafonte, recently shared touching tributes to her father on Instagram. Alongside a photo of the two of them, she wrote, "Love you Dad."

In another post featuring the same image, Gina fondly remembered her father, expressing gratitude for his imparted life lessons.

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She appreciated the time she had with him and acknowledged his love for her. Concluding her tribute, she recognized her father's significant contributions and his purposeful life. She wrote.

"You taught me so much about life, what to do and what not to do. You were a complicated father who lived one of the fullest lives in human history.”

Harry Belafonte passed away on April 25, 2023, at the age of 96. His publicist, Ken Sunshine, announced that the "Banana Boat" artist died of congestive heart failure. In addition to his singing career, Harry was a successful actor and activist, working closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Harry Belafonte at the Belasco Theatre on August 10, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Harry Belafonte at the Belasco Theatre on August 10, 2017, in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Gina followed her father's path, building a career as an actress and producer. Her credits include the crime series "The Commish," the 1998 comedy film "Operation Splitsville," and the 2018 Oscar-winning film "BlacKkKlansman," which starred Hollywood actors like Alec Baldwin and John David Washington.

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Like her father, Gina is also an activist. According to her website, she co-founded Sankofa.org in 2013. The organization has been at the forefront of the fight for justice and has garnered thousands of members.

Harry's other children have also found success in their respective fields. His eldest daughter, Adrienne Belafonte, serves as the executive director of the Anir Foundation, an organization that provides volunteer opportunities in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Shari Belafonte, born in 1954, has pursued an acting career, appearing in numerous films and television series. Harry's only son, David Belafonte, born in 1957, has also made a name for himself in the entertainment industry.

Additionally, David held the position of Vice President at Belafonte Enterprises, an entertainment publishing company founded by his father.

As the Belafonte family mourns the loss of their patriarch, they can take solace in Harry's lasting impact on the worlds of entertainment and activism. His legacy will live on through his children and the countless lives he touched during his remarkable life.

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