Nate Berkus Pays Tribute to His Late Father in Heartfelt Instagram Post

Nate Berkus
Nate Berkus paid tribute to his late father. Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Hamptons Magazine

Nate Berkus shared a heartfelt Instagram post to pay tribute to his late father, Michael, on Friday, Nov. 27.

“Last week my father, Michael Berkus, lost a short-lived battle with brain cancer,” the interior designer, 44, wrote. “He was the most generous and funny man and my stepmother and brothers are devastated.”

According to an obituary shared on Point Press, Michael passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, at the age of 69.

Along with the sweet message, Nate shared a favorite photo of himself with his father.

“This picture of us was taken at my wedding to @jeremiahbrent in May 2014, he was the only one who could make me laugh when I was as nervous as I was on that special day,” Berkus wrote.

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Berkus and Brent — who welcomed their first child together, 8-month-old daughter Poppy, on March 25 — married in May 2014 at New York City’s famed public library.

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Michael is survived by his wife Sher, sister Vicky, six sons, and six grandchildren.

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