Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Her Father Passed Away

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Television personality and comedian Ellen DeGeneres made an emotional tribute to her father after he passed away.

During the Jan. 11 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Ellen revealed that her father, Elliot DeGeneres, had passed away at the age of 92, the Daily Mail reported.

"Before we go to break, there's something else I want to talk about," Ellen told the audience. "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 shared an old photo of her with her father.

"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 explained. "He was 92 years old, he had a good long life, and he lived his life exactly how he wanted.

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"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."

Ellen said she believes both her and her brother, Vance, got their sense of humor from their father.

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

Ellen also took to Twitter to share the video clip of her tribute to her father. She said his death was expected and that she had the opportunity to say goodbye to him before he passed away.

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She then shared a photo of a rainbow hovering over her show's poster at Warner Bros. Studios.

"When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios," Ellen wrote. "He loved this business. He loved that I was in it. When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me."

Several fans flooded Ellen's Twitter page with messages of support and offered their condolences.

"We got a rainbow too when my grandma passed away," wrote one user. "Such a beautiful message to show that they made it up to heaven."

"Blessings always! Relish the memories, always," wrote another. "I am so sorry for your loss. I adore you, as do millions."

"My heartfelt condolences to you, Ellen. I lost my mom and my sister last year," another fan wrote. "So grateful you had a chance to say goodbye and saw your rainbow. It means so much when you see something after. Strength and light to you through this sad time."

Sources: Daily Mail, Twitter (2, 3, 4) / Featured Image: celebrityabc/Flickr / Embedded Images: Twitter

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