Tracy Morgan: 'Dead Dad Is My God'
Comedian TRACY MORGAN still looks up to his late drug dealer father, insisting his dad offers him spiritual guidance from beyond the grave.
Jimmy Morgan left home when Tracy was a child. When the actor tracked him down as a teenager, he discovered Jimmy was dying of AIDS.
Morgan Sr. lost his battle with the disease when Tracy was just 17, but he insists he learned a lot from his father in the short time they had together.
The 30 Rock star says, "My father was my god, he is my god. He's my spiritual guidance right now. I lost him twice. I lost him once when I was six. He came back from Vietnam, picked up some bad habits and my mum was raising four of us by herself and she said (to him), 'You gotta go.' I understood that later in life and he was a man about it.
"When I finally found him he was diagnosed with AIDS so I pretty much lost him twice, but before he left he gave me knowledge of self and told me that was the key to the universe and I've always kept him with me. I always feel his presence around me."