Swimming magician Michael Phielps' best family member and friend has passed away.

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Michael Phelps mourns his father's death in Instagram.

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Michael Phelps won 23 gold medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Michael wrote that "you will always be my father and I will be your son".

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Michael told that he was 9 years old when his parents got divorced.

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In 2014, he was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

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Michael's father helped in recovery after 2014 as a friend.

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Career started in 2000 ended in 2016 with 28 gold medals.

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Michael Phillips' father's death saddens him.

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