Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their father’s death with heartfelt tributes.
Robert Kardashian, a lawyer who gained worldwide recognition in 1995 for serving on OJ Simpson’s legal defense team, died of esophageal cancer on September 30, 2003 at the age of 59.
All four Kardashian siblingsincluding Kim and Rob, have all indicated that they have a close and loving relationship with their father.
‘I miss you dad. Today marks 20 years since I’ve seen you,” Kourtney, 44, captioned a photo of her father smiling and waving at the camera.
Khloé, 39, opted for a photoless post with the caption: “The orbs are my dad. I miss you.’
Emotional: Khloe, 39, and Kourtney Kardashian, 44, shared tributes to their father, Robert Kardashian, on the 20th anniversary of his death at age 59
RIP: Robert Kardashian was 59 when he died of esophageal cancer in 2003
Although Kim had not posted a public tribute at last check, she did remember her father on what would have been his 79th birthday.
“It’s getting to the point where I have to remember you longer than I’ve known you,” she wrote in the Feb. 22 post, which included a photo and several videos of Robert playing with his four children. “It’s been twenty years since we celebrated your birthday here on earth. But I will accept it, because I had the best father in the whole world and I am so happy to have been with you for 22 years!’
The mother of four went on to say she wished her father could have met all his grandchildren: “God, you would love them so much!”
She also recalled some of the endearing qualities that made up her father before making a plea to him.
‘I just miss you so much and need you a little bit right now. Please come to me quickly in a dream,” she delivered her words with clear emotion.
Four months later, in June, Kim honored her father Robert and stepfather Caitlyn Jenner on Father’s Day.
‘Best thing ever! I wouldn’t be myself if it weren’t for you. Thank you. Happy Father’s Day.’
Rob, 36, was also set to commemorate his father on his birthday on February 22, sharing a photo of all four Kardashian siblings posing next to the family patriarch.
“Happy birthday,” he wrote simply, along with blue heart and smiley heart emojis.
Heartfelt tribute: ‘I miss you, Dad. Today marks 20 years since I’ve seen you,” Kourtney, 44, wrote alongside a photo of her father smiling and waving at the camera.
Khloé’s tribute was a photoless post that read, “The orbs are my dad.” I miss you’
In honor of dad: Although Kim, 42, had not posted a public tribute at last check, she did remember her dad on what would have been his 79th birthday last February, where she called him the “best dad in the whole world”
Dad tribute: Kim also honored her dad on Father’s Day last June, calling him and stepdad Cailtlyn Jenner: ‘The best thing to ever do’
Missing dad: Rob Kardashian, 36, didn’t share a public tribute to his father 20 years after his death, but he has shared tributes to him over the years, including his last birthday
Hecht: All four Kardashian children have shared tributes to their father on the occasion of his birthday, Father’s Day and his death
Robert Kardashian was married to the mother of his children, Kris Jenner (born Kris Houghton) from 1978 to 1991.
In 1998, seven years after the divorce was finalized, he married Jan Ashley; however, the marriage ended in annulment 30 days later.
After three years of dating, the Los Angeles native married his third wife, Ellen Pierson (née Markowitz), six weeks before his death.
Not only had Robert been one of Simpson’s lawyers during his highly publicized murder trial, he had also been his friend for years before the legal proceedings, which ended with an acquittal for the former football great.