On Thursday, famous talk show host Ellen DeGeneres revealed some sad family news. She told her audience that her father passed away.
Ellen said that she was extremely close to her father. Although he was 92 years old at the time of his death, any loss of a loved one feels too soon.
The host paid a touching tribute to her late father and talked about his character and love toward people. She said that he would never judge anyone and that his advice was always to “live your life exactly how you want.”
DeGeneres posted a few different Instagram photos to talk about her relationship with her father. She talked about a family vacation that she had with her father when she was younger. He took her on a trip to Warner Bros. Studios, which was one of the moments that drew her to the entertainment industry.
DeGeneres said that the day that her father died, she saw a rainbow over the stage at the very studio that reminds her of her father.
DeGeneres revealed the simultaneously joyful and sad timing of her father’s death. She said, “Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him…he died 10 minutes later.”
Below is the video of Ellen sharing the news.
Please be praying for Ellen during this time. The loss of a loved one is a difficult thing for anyone to walk through. In other recent news, a music legend just revealed that he is going deaf.