Ellen DeGeneres reveals heartbreaking news in moving tribute: ‘I was able to say goodbye’

2018-01-12 10:08

Cape Town - It’s been a tough few days for Ellen DeGeneres.

Not only has the talk show host had to deal with catastrophe around her home in Montecito after devastating mudslides, but she’s also had to come to terms with the loss of her father, Elliot DeGeneres.

During her emotional show, the 59-year-old honoured her dad in a touching tribute.

"In addition to what's going on in Montecito, I lost my dad this week. He was 92 years old. He had a good, long life,” Ellen said.

"It wasn't unexpected. I was able to say goodbye.”

She showed viewers a photograph of herself with her dad and went on to say how he loved watching her show.

“When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Brothers Studios. He loved this business.

“He was very proud of me. He loved this show. He was a kind man, very accepting man.

“There was not one bone of judgment in his body. He was very funny … Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him.” 

The Finding Dory star also took to Instagram to pay tribute to Elliot.

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“He loved that I was in it [show business]. When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me," she later wrote. 

Her fans were quick to send her love after the heartbreaking news broke.

“Ellen, my heart aches for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. He is watching over you, always,” said one follower.

“Sending our love. May God keep each of the broken hearts tight and guide the wondering minds,” said another.

Sources: eonline.com, usmagazine.com, dailymail.co.uk

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