SATURDAY Night Live star Michael Che’s grandmother died from coronavirus on Sunday.
The “hurt and angry” comedian shared the news with an “open letter” on his social media account today.
He wrote on Instagram, saying: “Hi. I’m Michael Che, from TV. Last night my grandmother passed away from the coronavirus.
“I’m doing ok, considering. I’m obviously very hurt and angry that she had to go through all that pain alone.
“But I’m also happy that she’s not in pain anymore. And I also feel guilty for feeling happy.
“Basically the whole gamut of complex feelings everybody else has losing someone very close and special. I’m not unique. But it’s still scary.”
Michael, 36, deleted everything off of his Instagram aside from the letter.
The entire piece was written across nine photos, in which Michael further shared his anger over the loss of his grandmother and his anger over the COVID-19 pandemic in general.
He wrote: “I don’t know if I’ll lose someone else to this virus. I don’t even know if I’ll be lost to this virus…I’m just frustrated.”
Fellow comedian Amy Schumer shared her sympathies on the post, commenting: “I’m so sorry honey.”
Michael’s been writing for SNL since 2013 and acting on the sketch comedy show since 2014.
He’s currently both the co-anchor of Weekend Update, along with Colin Jost, and co-head writer for the NBC series.
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