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Hilary Swank Recounts Father's Passing In Hopeful 2021 Recap

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on January 3, 2022 at 8:44 AM EST

Hilary Swank looked back on the ups and downs of 2021 and penned a touching message to her deceased father. 

In October last year, the Academy Award winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role lost her father, Stephen Michael Swank.

Despite this shattering loss and many other trials the American star faced, she took to social media with a message of hope and togetherness.

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The "Growing Pains" Actress Pays Tribute To Her Late Father

On New Year's Eve, Swank updated Instagram with a recount of her past year and broke the news of her father's passing in October.

The "Fatale" actress posted a touching selfie with her dad, noting that she has been away from her phone and social media to mourn the loss of the 73-year-old patriarch.

Swank expressed that she became incredibly close to her late dad when she became his sole caretaker after his lung transplant seven years back.

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The "P.S. I Love You" actress admitted that the late Stephen remains one of her favorite persons who she misses every day.

Swank credited her devastating loss for re-awakening the truest sense of living in her and helping her better understand the circle of life.

The "Growing Pains" actress wrote that her loss helped her forgive and move past all that held her back each day. This mindset connects her to the "Ultimate Source" and her dad always.

Swank hopes that the trials and tribulations people faced last year helps them get closer to their truest self and guide them into the New Year with needed blessings.

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"We are all in this together," the multi-award winner added, sending her love and gratitude as well as peace and blessing to the online community. She ended with "#HappyNewYear #ILoveYouDad #Forever."

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The "Away" Actress Lists Her LA Home, Moves To Colorado 

Swank is welcoming the New Year with changes, including saying goodbye to her home in Los Angeles, which she bought over a decade ago, according to The Daily Mail.

The "Fatale" Actress initially purchased the home in the Pacific Palisades area for $5.8 million and is selling it for $10.5 million following renovations.

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Swank decided to put the house on the market after her husband Philip Schneider and their four rescue dogs moved to rural Colorado.

The stellar property boasts six bedrooms with six-and-a-half bathrooms, stunning ocean views, a pool, a walk-in closet, and a fruits and plants garden.

Hilary Swank Cast In Tom McCarthy's Untitled ABC Drama 

Swank is the lead in an untitled ABC Drama whose pilot is written, directed, and executively produced by three-time Oscar winner Tom McCarthy. Variety reported.

In the yet-to-be-named series, Swank plays a famed journalist who begins afresh in Alaska following a damaging career move from her original place of work.

In Alaska, this journalist comes upon personal and professional redemption as she becomes a member of a daily metro newspaper in Anchorage.

2022 is looking to be a year of new accomplishments for Swank with her move to Colorado and her new series about fresh starts.

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