Ellen DeGeneres Talks About Her Father's Death (Video)

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Ellen DeGeneres has revealed that her father just passed away at the age of 92.

In an emotional moment on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Jan. 11, DeGeneres, 59, opened up about her father, Elliot, and his recent death. She spoke about how her father had been proud of her, and lived a "good long life," reports Daily Mail. A clip of the segment is below.

"Before we go to break, there's something else I want to talk about," said DeGeneres on her show. "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."

The 'Finding Dory' actress then shared a photo of herself as a child with her dad.

"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," said the T.V. host. "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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DeGeneres' mom, Betty, has made a number of appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and can often be seen sitting in the show's audience, according to AOL. Betty and Elliot divorced in 1970.

DeGeneres said that her dad was "very funny," adding that she got her sense of humor from him.

"[My dad] was very proud of me," said DeGeneres. "He loved this show and he was a kind man, very accepting man. There was not one bone of judgement in his body."

She also shared a childhood memory with her father, who had worked as an insurance salesman, according to People.

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"We only took one family vacation," DeGeneres said. "When I was a little girl, we came to this lot, to the Warner Bros. lot, and took the tour and went around. And now, I work on the Warner Bros. lot and I have my own stage with my name on it. So he was really proud of that."

"Before he passed away, I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him, and I was leaving the building and I looked back and there was a rainbow over the Warner Bros. studio," said DeGeneres, who shared a photo of the rainbow over the studio.

Fans took to social media to offer their support to DeGeneres after her loss, according to Us.

"I'm so sorry for your loss," tweeted one user. "Even though he is gone, a part of him will always be with you."

Sources: Daily Mail, People, Us, AOL / Featured Image: RonPaulRevolt2008/Flickr / Embedded Images: Ellen Degeneres/Twitter, RugsInsider.com/Wikimedia Commons

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