Actor-comedian Jack Black discussed the 1989 loss of his older brother to AIDS in a recent interview with Parade.

The 46-year-old Black brought up his brother Howard in discussing his own tendency to hover over his children.

“Sometimes I think maybe I'm a little bit of a helicopter dad hovering above my kids and making sure that they never are in harm's way,” Black told the magazine. “But losing a family member is the worst thing I could imagine.”

“I have two gay siblings: my big sister, Rachel, and my brother, Howard. He was a big influence on me. He took me to my first rock concert. I was 11; he was 23. He was so vibrant, creative, amazing. He shaped my taste in music. [Death] didn't happen quickly. We all saw the deterioration. He was only 31. So very young. We were robbed of something precious. It was devastating. It was hard for all of us, but it was hardest for my mom when we lost Howard. She's never really recovered,” he added.

Black's latest film, the 3D live-action/animated horror comedy Goosebumps, opens Friday.