Gone but not forgotten.
On the 21st anniversary of 9/11, Pete Davidson’s sister Casey Davidson shared a moving tribute to their father Scott Davidson, who lost his life in the terrorist attacks.
“This year more than ever I wish you were here,” she wrote on Instagram on Sept. 11, along with a black-and-white photo of herself wearing Scott’s firefighter uniform. “We miss you, we celebrate you and we remember you everyday. Proud to be your girlfriend.”
The 33-year-old was one of many first responders killed in the line of duty on that fateful day in 2001. Casey Davidson was just 3 when his father died, while Pete Davidson was 7.
The ‘Saturday Night Live’ alum was deeply affected by the loss, telling The New York Times in 2019 that the tragedy was “overwhelming” and that he ended up acting out at school as a result of the trauma.
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Pete Davidson, 28, then turned his pain into a passion project, writing and starring in his film ‘The King Of Staten Island’, which is a semi-autobiographical story that follows his journey through the death of his father.
Speaking to E! News in June 2020, Pete shared that he wanted to take an honest approach to telling his story.
“It’s as transparent as it gets,” he told E! New. “We really wanted to follow this family and this tragedy and how it affected them. And we wanted to show how you can overcome tragedy through life experiences.”
Acknowledging how therapeutic “The King of Staten Island” was for him, Pete Davidson reflected on the filming experience, saying it helped him process his emotions.
“I think when you’re able to share a story like this to this magnitude and with so many people, it’s really allowed me to be as open and honest as possible and it’s helped me deal with a lot of my personal demons. That was something, one of the goals of this movie was to allow me to put my past behind me and I think we were able to do that.”
That same month, Pete Davidson paid tribute to his father during his virtual visit to “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” sharing that he had donated to Answer The Call and explained his family’s deep connection to the charity. charity.
“Answer The Call is the fund that helped my family when my dad passed away,” he told host Jimmy Kimmel in June 2020. “It helps firefighters and emergency medical service workers who died in the line of duty and it helps their families.”
President Joe Biden participated in a wreath laying ceremony at the Pentagon to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the September 11 attacks