Matt Roloff has lost his father.
On Monday, the Little People, Big World shared a photo of his father on Instagram and Facebook, while also passing along the sad news as follows:
“A sad week for the Roloff Family.. my dad… affectionately known as ‘papa’ to his 10 grandchildren and his 10 great grandkids peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior yesterday evening.
“Ron was an amazing Husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and inspiration to many.”
Ron was 84 years old.
His cause of death is unknown at this time.
Continued his son online in his tribute, however:
“He literally loved people and anyone who ever came in contact with him knows that! His love for Jesus was so evident throughout his entire life and certainly in his final hours.”
Ron and his wife, Peggy, were featured on the very first season of Little People, Big World back in 2006.
Their appearances to a minimum in the years that followed, though, with the couple eventually playing a role in a 2018 episode titled “Four Generations of Roloffs” in which Ron and Peggy drove from their home in California to Oregon to meet grandson Zach and wife Tori‘s first child, son Jackson.
“Six hundred miles is a short trip to make to see a great grandson,” Ron said at the time, adding:
“I can’t imagine being a great-grandfather.”
In his somber message on Monday, Matt recalled the final moments he spent with his father.
“With his special love of his life (since grade school) his wife of 63 years ‘Huny’ right by his side … many of us were with him reading his favorite Bible Verses,” the TLC personality shared.
“I would list one but he had so many favorites!
“So[m]e of his last words to me were telling me how proud he was of the things I had accomplished” before quoting the Bible verse John 14:2-3.”
Matt concluded the message by writing:
“What a man and a life well-lived!
“Thanks to all the grandchildren that were able to race to his bedside and hold his hands with mom and I in his final moments here on earth!!
“love love to all! @jacobroloff45 @zroloff07 @jeremyroloff @mollyjosilvius #lovelove #believeinchristforpeace.”
In July 2021, Matt revealed his father’s battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia on social media.
“Dad needs serious chemo treatment for CLL blood cancer,” Roloff captioned an Instagram post, in which he also shared that his mother had suffered a fall.
“Please wish them both speedy recovery’s [sic] and lots of prayers for the Lords healing hand to touch them and continue to keep their unbelievable grace and unshakable spirts alive and well…
“they will endure!”
Ron and his wife last appeared on Season 21 of Little People, Big World… when the former joked that Matt and girlfriend Caryn Chandler should have a double wedding alongside his ex-wife Amy Roloff and her fiance Chris Marek.
Matt, meanwhile, has been feuding of late with his loved ones of the potential sale of his farm.
But we’re sure they’re coming together at the moment of this painful loss.
May Ron Roloff rest in peace.