Keanu Reeves's drug-addicted dad has issued a desperate appeal for the MATRIX RELOADED hero to re-establish contact with him before it is too late.

SAMUEL REEVES, a convicted criminal, walked out on his actor son 25 years ago (1978), and the star has never forgiven his father for the abandonment.

However, desperate to see his son once more before his death, Samuel moans, "I don't want his money, but I am sick and I need him.

"I feel sad that the closest I can get to my son these days is watching him on a cinema screen."

However, Keanu and his cancer-stricken sister KIM recently visited Mauai - a Hawaiian island close to Samuel's home - but refused to call in on their ailing father.

25/05/2003 14:17