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Ellen DeGeneres' father Elliot dies at 92

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

DeGeneres' father, Elliot DeGeneres, has passed away. He was 92.

The "Show" host, 59, broke the to her audiences that her father, a former salesman, had passed away earlier this week.

"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," began in a video shared on her account.

"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," she said, referencing a black-and-white image of herself and her father that displayed on the screen.

Talking about her relationship with her father, said that Elliot "was very proud of me. He loved this show and he was a kind man, very accepting man. There was not one bone of judgement in his body."

Prior to his passing, DeGeneres told her audiences that she was able to talk with him and "say goodbye to him.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 11:15 IST