Kaley Cuoco honors John Ritter on 15th anniversary of his death

Gone but not forgotten. Kaley Cuoco honored her former TV father John Ritter on the 15th anniversary of his passing with a sweet tribute.

The Big Bang Theory star, 32, posted a photo of herself giving a kiss to the late actor’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, September 11. She captioned the shot, “15 years .. love you forever, John! #johnritter you still make me laugh every single day” with a sun emoji. The photo has since been liked over 90,000 times.

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Ritter starred as Paul, the patriarch of the Hennessy family, on 8 Simple Rules, which ran from 2002 to 2005 on ABC. The show — starring Katey Sagal as Paul’s wife Cate, and Cuoco, Amy Davidson and Martin Spanjers as the couple’s children — chronicled the lives of the beloved TV family. The Three’s Company star died at the age of 54 from a heart defect known as aortic dissection during the comedy’s second season in September 2003. The show incorporated the death of Ritter with an episode featuring the Hennessy family dealing with Paul’s sudden death. The show later ended for good after its third season.

Despite no longer working together, Cuoco and her former TV siblings share a special bond. Not only did the trio reunite for a trip down memory lane in June 2015, but Davidson also attended Cuoco’s July 2018 wedding to Karl Cook.

This was not the first tribute Cuoco has posted to the Problem Child actor: in 2017, she posted a black-and-white shot with Ritter that she captioned, “Today, 14 years ago, we lost one of the best there was… still not a day goes by where he doesn’t make me laugh one way or another .. #johnritter.”

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SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 11: (L-R) Actor Johnny Galecki, actor Kaley Cuoco, and Karl Cook attend The 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Actress Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook arrive at the premiere of 20th Century Fox's 'Why Him?' at Regency Bruin Theater on December 17, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Actress Kaley Cuoco (L) and Karl Cook are seen in the East Village on May 3, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
LONG BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Equestrian Karl Cook and actress Kaley Cuoco arrive at Longines Masters Los Angeles Gala at Long Beach Convention Center on September 29, 2016 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Karl Cook and Kaley Cuoco is seen at LAX on May 02, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by starzfly/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23: Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook are seen on January 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG015/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Kaley Cuoco (R) and Karl Cook arrive at the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 17: Karl Cook and Kaley Cuoco attend the premiere of 20th Century Fox's 'Why Him?' at Regency Bruin Theater on December 17, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: Actress Kaley Cuoco (R) and Karl Cook attend the 18th Annual Post-Golden Globes Party hosted by Warner Bros. Pictures and InStyle at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actress Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook arrive at The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images for Fashion Media)
SANTA MONICA, CA - DECEMBER 11: Actress Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook arrive at The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on December 11, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 07: Kaley Cuoco and Karl Cook are seen on December 07, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by BG002/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LONG BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Kaley Cuoco, Karl Cook arrives at the Longines Masters Los Angeles - Gala at Long Beach Convention Center on September 29, 2016 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
INDIAN WELLS, CA - MARCH 12: Actress Kaley Cuoco and equestrian Karl Cook react during Bob and Mike Bryan of United States and Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco of Spain doubles match during day six of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 12, 2016 in Indian Wells, California. (Photo by Kevork S. Djansezian/GC Images)
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