Taylor Spreitler Father Commits Suicide, Actress Vows To Educate On Depression
Taylor Spreitler revealed her father committed suicide in an Instagram post on Thursday. The “Melissa & Joey” actress announced that while she’s “hurting,” her mission moving forward is to educate people about depression, which caused her dad to take his own life.
Gossip Cop has learned that Spreitler’s dad, Danny, was found dead on Tuesday in his Amory, Mississippi coffee shop. Police say the 55-year-old Spreitler died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
Alongside a photo of her late father holding a dog, Spreitler wrote, “Today my heart is hurting.” She explained, “My dad took his own life due to his struggles with depression. I am deeply saddened and will miss him dearly as he was my inspiration and biggest cheerleader.”
The 22-year-old actress noted, “I am sharing this news with my all my fans as I want to educate everyone on the pain that depression can cause. My mission now is to educate others on how to get help.” “If you know someone who is struggling, please tell them to call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255,” offered Spreitler.
The young star, who next will play Kevin James’ daughter in the upcoming CBS comedy, “Kevin Can Wait,” ended her post, “Also, I ask that you respect my family’s privacy during this time so we may heal from the devastating news. Thank you for all the love and support.” Gossip Cop expresses its sincerest condolences to Spreitler and her entire family during this most difficult of times.