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Gwyneth Paltrow: Grieving process after father’s death was ‘really tough’

Gwyneth Paltrow
Grieving process after her father’s death was ‘really tough’

Gwyneth Paltrow lost her father at the age of 30.

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In a podcast, Gwyneth Paltrow spoke about the “tough” grieving process she went through after the untimely death of her father.

Gwyneth Paltrow (49) was just 30 years old when she lost her father Bruce Paltrow (1943-2002). The film and television producer, who had a decisive influence on the actress’ career, died in October 2002 at the age of only 58 as a result of cancer. In the podcast “By the Light of the Moon” the Oscar winner has now spoken openly about the grieving process.

Physically, it was like “it was tearing me apart,” Paltrow recalls. After the funeral she lived in London. There she woke up one night “and I thought I was having a heart attack,” she explains. “The only reason I didn’t call 911 is because I didn’t know in England they dial 999, in America it’s 911. Honestly, I thought I was going to die. It was really, really hard. “

“I don’t know how we survived”

In the first year after her father’s death, she was “quite confused”. “I don’t know how we all got through it, my mother, my brother and I. […] You’re just trying to process your grief and move on,” Paltrow said. She is sad that her father is no longer a part of her life today, but his untimely death inspired her to start her lifestyle brand, Goop. Paltrow has sat down ever since deal more intensively with nutrition, the environment and health.

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