Ellen DeGeneres dad Elliot passes away aged 92

The 59-year-old television talk show host revealed during an emotional segment of The Ellen Degeneres Show on Thursday that her father Elliot has died at the age of 92.

In a video clip which was also shared to her Twitter account, Ellen said: ‘Before we go to break, there’s something else I want to talk about. I mentioned yesterday when I was talking about all the mudslides that are going on in my community of Montecito, which is heartbreaking, I said that I had a lot going on in my life. In addition to what’s going on in Montecito, I lost my dad this week.’

Ellen then showed a picture of her father with her when she was a child, and explained he had lived a ‘good long life’.

 She continued: ‘That is my dad, Elliot. That’s me when I was, I don’t know how old I was, but I do remember that picture. He was 92 years old, he had a good long life, and he lived his life exactly how he wanted.

‘He was Christian Science his entire life, he never had medicine his whole life – never went to a doctor. I never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up. And he lived to be 92.’


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The ‘Finding Dory’ actress also shared that her father ‘was very funny’ and she believes that she and her brother, Vance, ‘got our sense of humor from him.’

She said: ‘[My dad] was very proud of me. He loved this show and he was a kind man, very accepting man. There was not one bone of judgment in his body.’

In a tweet shared to Ellen’s account, she explained that her father’s passing was expected, and she was able to say goodbye before he passed.

She wrote: ‘This week, at the age of 92, my father Elliott DeGeneres passed away. He lived a good long life. It wasn’t unexpected. I was able to say goodbye.’

She also shared touching image of a rare rainbow stretched over her show’s huge poster above Warner Bros studios in Burbank.

‘When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it,’ she explained.

‘When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me.’


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