Sophia Myles had been using social media to share updates about her father’s health and also used it to announce his passing.
The actress best known for her roles on “Doctor Who,” “Underworld” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction” wrote on Twitter on March 21 that her father Peter had died due to the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. NTD refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
“RIP Peter Myles,” she wrote. “My dear Dad died only a few hours ago. It was the Corona Virus that finally took him.”
She didn’t list his age and CNN has reached out to reps for Myles for further information.
Myles has been documenting her father’s illness on social media.
“Yesterday I went on a journey to see my father,” she wrote on a photo showing her comforting her dad as he lay in a hospital bed. “This is the harsh reality of the Coronavirus.”
Prior to her father’s death Myles also spoke with CBS about watching him suffer from the CCP virus, saying she was “fully prepared to watch [her father] die.”
“I can tell that under the surface, they [the medical professionals] are absolutely freaking out,” Myles told CBS. “I don’t know how our medical system is going to be able to handle the influx of patients.”
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Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.