Josh Duhamel remembers step father who pulled him from ‘wrong side of the tracks’

Actor Josh Duhamel has shared that his beloved step father George Kemper has died.

On Instagram, Duhamel shared a photo of himself April 22 on a plane holding the program from Kemper’s funeral. “Said goodbye today to my step father George Kemper,” Duhamel told his followers.

The actor called his step father “an incredible man, with a larger than life personality and a laugh that filled the room.” He went on to say that Kemper saved him and his family when he met Duhamel’s mom.

“He pulled my mother Bonny, my sister Ashlee, and myself from the wrong side of the tracks into a life with possibility,” Duhamel wrote, also thanking Kemper for giving him “two other beautiful sisters, McKenzee and Kassidy.”

“We will miss this man dearly,” he continued. “Thank you for all you did for us Big George.”

In the comments, people praised Kemper for being a good man. “Not many men stick around for their own blood, much less another’s. Sounds like a good hearted man. My condolences. May God bring you peace through remembrance.”

Fellow actor, Olivia Munn, also shared her thoughts, writing, “Sending my love to you and your family.”

“You were very fortunate to have such a wonderful stepfather! Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family,” another commenter added.

According to his obituary, Kemper died on April 9 following a battle with brain cancer. He was 74 years old.

Kemper owned Kemper Construction, hailed as “one of the oldest, multigenerational, family-owned construction companies in North Dakota and celebrated its 100th anniversary in business in 2007.”

Duhamel became a dad of two earlier this year after welcoming son, Shepherd Lawrence Duhamel, into the world in January with his wife Audra Mari.

He also shares son Axel with ex-wife, pop star Fergie.