It’s been a difficult time for former Jersey Shore star Deena Nicole Cortese. Her father passed away after a long and difficult health battle.
The 29-year-old wrote a moving tribute to her beloved dad on social media.
She captioned a collage of pictures, “I lost the first man I ever loved last night .. he lost his battle but fought until the very end, I love you dad.”
Deena tweeted, “Going through photos for my dads viewing .. I'm gonna make sure his send off is beautiful.”
Her old MTV roommate and friend, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, offered her condolences on social media.