Spencer Grammer’s Tribute to Stepfather

Spencer Grammer’s Tribute to Stepfather

Kelsey Grammer’s daughter Spencer Grammer revealed that her stepfather, Dr. Bill Skinner, has passed away this week.

The actress, 40, penned a touching tribute to¬†Dr. Bill on Instagram, calling him ‘the man I consider as my father’ and sharing ‘he has been there for me my whole life.’

The¬†Greek star shared that even though¬†Dr. Bill and her mother Doreen Alderman split, he remained in her life. ‘He was there. I always got to be his kid,’ she wrote.¬†

The mom-of-one also posted a heartwarming photo of the two of them and her son, Emmett, smiling as they enjoyed a dinner together.

‘I’ve never been very open about my private life. But the man I consider as my father and the man who taught me unconditional love is a man by the name of Dr. Bill Skinner,’ she wrote in a lengthy caption underneath the photo.¬†

Spencer Grammer’s Tribute to Stepfather

Kelsey Grammer’s daughter Spencer Grammer, 40, revealed that her stepfather, Dr. Bill Skinner, has passed away this week; Pictured with Dr. Bill and her son, Emmett

The actress penned a touching tribute to Dr. Bill on Instagram, calling him 'the man I consider as my father' and sharing 'he has been there for me my whole life'

The actress penned a touching tribute to Dr. Bill on Instagram, calling him ‘the man I consider as my father’ and sharing ‘he has been there for me my whole life’

‘I’ve known him since I was 5 years old and when he married my mom he signed up to be my Dad too,’ she continued.¬†

‘Even though he and my mom went their separate ways, he still showed up as my Dad. He has been there for me my whole life‚Ķ no matter what I needed. He was there. I always got to be his kid.’

‘He always gave me a hug, always listened, always believed in me, and always supported me.’

The Los Angeles native then went on to reveal that Dr. Bill had passed away, writing, ‘He left us this week and our hearts are broken.’

‘I wanted to spend so many more years with him. This picture is one of the last we took together. I always forget to take pictures when I’m with the people I love. A part of me is missing now. Truly deeply missing.’

‘For those friends who were lucky enough to have known him or have met him, you know the kindness and generosity he spread and how much he meant to me.’

‘It’s a constant reminder to always make time. We lost him too soon.’

The Greek star shared that even though Dr. Bill and her mother split, he remained in her life. 'He was there. I always got to be his kid,' she wrote; Seen in 2024

The Greek star shared that even though Dr. Bill and her mother split, he remained in her life. ‘He was there. I always got to be his kid,’ she wrote; Seen in 2024

Spencer is the oldest daughter of Frasier star Kelsey, 69. The two are now on good terms, but their relationship has suffered some ups and downs over the years; The two seen in 2019

Spencer is the oldest daughter of Frasier star Kelsey, 69. The two are now on good terms, but their relationship has suffered some ups and downs over the years; The two seen in 2019

The two starred in the 2022 holiday movie 12 Days of Christmas Eve, and shared that they were able to repair their relationship in November 2022; Seen in 2022

The two starred in the 2022 holiday movie 12 Days of Christmas Eve, and shared that they were able to repair their relationship in November 2022; Seen in 2022

She wrapped up the heartfelt caption writing, ‘RIP Dad‚Ķ Bill‚Ķ Dr. Skinner. I know I wasn‚Äôt always the best daughter but you loved me no matter what. I miss you so much and I‚Äôll always love you. Thank you for being in my life, I‚Äôm beyond grateful to have known you. I‚Äôll miss you so much.’

Spencer is the oldest daughter of Frasier star Kelsey, 69.

The two are now on good terms, but their relationship has suffered some ups and downs over the years.

The two starred in the 2022 holiday movie 12 Days of Christmas Eve, and shared that they were able to repair their relationship in November 2022.

‘I certainly regret I let her down a couple of times,’ Kelsey told People. ‘Obviously she was a child of divorce. It was hard on us.’

‘I feel sorry about it, but I’m also thankful that we had a chance to make amends,’ he added.

In addition to Spencer, six others call Kelsey dad. He shares Auden, seven, Kelsey, nine, and Faith, 11, with wife Kayte Walsh.

He shares son Jude, 19, and Mason, 22, with ex-wife Camille Grammer. He is also dad to actress Greer Grammer, 32, with Barrie Buckner.

'I certainly regret I let her down a couple of times. Obviously she was a child of divorce. It was hard on us,' Kelsey told People; Spencer (R) seen with Kelsey and his wife Kayte Walsh in 2023

‘I certainly regret I let her down a couple of times. Obviously she was a child of divorce. It was hard on us,’ Kelsey told People;¬†Spencer (R) seen with¬†Kelsey and his wife¬†Kayte Walsh in 2023

Kelsey has seven children from his four marriages. He shares Spencer with ex-wife Doreen Alderman, whom he was married to from 1982 until 1990; Doreen seen in 2011

Kelsey has seven children from his four marriages. He shares Spencer with ex-wife Doreen Alderman, whom he was married to from 1982 until 1990; Doreen seen in 2011

At the time the actor also told People he was trying to ‘iron out’ some issues with his older children.

‘I’m trying to iron it out now. Trying to sort them out,’ he explained regarding some unspecified ‘failings’ in his relationships with some of his kids.

Spencer is known for using her vocal talents as Summer Smith in highly-popular animated series Rick And Morty.

She also starred as the female lead in ABC Family series Greek for all four seasons from 2007 to 2011.

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