Chris Rankin talks about father's death
September 5, 2003 at 1:41 PM ET
Chris Rankin Online
On August 1st my dad died. Which while it obviously is a very sad event, is probably the best thing that could have happened for him.
He's been a very ill man for a very long time, and as he always refused to do anything about, which has basically wrecked my family life for the last three years. At least now he's at peace and me and mum can get on with our life without having to worry about him coming home and being an objectionable fool.
I've not got on with him for a long time. Infact, to date it exactly to 3 days before my 16th birthday when he came home from the pub and announced to me and mum that he was leaving and never coming back. (which lasted til 11pm that night!).
Chris' online diary does allow for fans to post responses to his entries, but as he says in his closing remarks:
Please don't post any "i'm sorry" type posts, they'll be much appreciated, but i've said my goodbyes and just want to get on my life.