A tragic loss of a loved one is impossible to get over. That’s what Dallas star Patrick Duffy still feels today, even after decades have passed since his parents’ murder. Even though it has been decades since his parents were murdered, the grisly details of the event are still in his thoughts.

Patrick Duffy’s parents were murdered in a bloody night of violence thirty years ago when he was just four years old. And now he is coming forward to discuss his trauma after so many decades of suffering.

The actors’ parents, Terence and Marie Duffy were murdered at their tavern in Boulder, Montana, in November 1986. According to a recent interview with Duffy, “My father kicked these two young men out of the bar at some point in the evening. So they went and drank elsewhere… and came back to the bar to kick his a**. When they stepped into the bar with their guns, they shot him. There was nobody else in the bar, so they shot both my mother and my father.”

The killers were inebriated, and they wanted to avenge their family’s deaths. They sought to murder both of his parents. They murdered them brutally, which resulted in the ruin of Duffy. According to him, the last thirty years have been a rollercoaster ride full of “all the emotions of the horrific event.” All of the surprise and fury over what had happened are still very present in his thoughts.

The accused, Sean A. Wentz and Kenneth A. Miller were both 19 years old when they murdered the couple. They were charged with deliberate homicide and convicted. Wentz was the one who pulled the trigger, thus he received a sentence of 180 years in prison.

However, Miller was an accomplice who was subsequently released from prison in 2007. Duffy stated regarding Miller’s release:, “I’m okay with that. My point of view is he’s already been punished. You know, whether he’s in prison or out of prison. ”

His parents were taken from him far too soon, but he indicated that he had never been spiritually disconnected. He stated, “I never felt that immediate loss. I did not know why then, but in retrospect, it was a result of being Buddhist.”

He describes the situation as a spiritual event. But that wasn’t enough to make him forget about his parents, who were murdered by teenagers when they had done nothing wrong in the first place. His folks were rather uninteresting and nice. And, without a doubt, they will be missed by those who knew them. Carlyn Rosser provided Duffy with support throughout these years.

In 2017, his wife died at the age of 77, leaving him devastated once again. He stated, “It was a surprise when she passed. There was no indication. So that was the big adjustment.” To assist him to deal with his wife’s death, his sons, 45-year-old Padriac and 39-year-old Connor help him along the route.

He comments, “My boys were there as stalwarts. But I also realized that, as much as they were trying to buttress old dad up, I’m probably more adjusted to this set of circumstances than they are. You reach a certain age, and you realize the road ahead is much shorter than the road behind. ”

It’s good that Patrick Duffy’s sons were so hands-on in assisting their father to cope with the loss of his parents, then his wife.