AceShowbiz - Ellen DeGeneres got emotional during the Thursday, January 11 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" as she revealed that her dad, Elliot DeGeneres, passed away. The TV host said that her dad died at the age of 92.
"I lost my dad this week," Ellen told the audience. "He was 92 years old. He had a good, long life. And he lived his life exactly how he wanted."
The 59-year-old TV personality went on saying of her late father, "He was Christian science his entire life. He never had medicine his whole life. He never went to a doctor. We never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up and he lived to be 92."
This week, at the age of 92, my father Elliott DeGeneres passed away. He lived a good long life. It wasn’t unexpected. I was able to say goodbye. pic.twitter.com/L0zEJJNPrq— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 11, 2018
"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," she continued. Ellen later said that his dad was a "funny man," and she and her brother got their sense of humor from him.
Ellen also took to Twitter to share a story of her dad taking her and her brother on "vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it." Ellen went on writing, "When he died, I saw this rainbow over the stage they named for me," alongside a photo of the rainbow which was taken after she talked with her dad, ten minutes before he passed away.
When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros. Studios. 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.January 12, 2018
Ellen also shared on the micro-blogging site a throwback photo of her and her dad. The black-and-white photo saw young Ellen clutching on a doll while sitting on a wooden chair. Elliot, donning a suit, could be seen posing by her side with several books on his hands.
My dad and me. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ovNJzOnOMs— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 12, 2018
Ellen moved her dad into an elder care facility after he fell and broke his hip in 2016. According to landlord Jon Hoffelt, the famed talk show host had been footing the nearly $2,000-a-month rental for the La Jolla, Calif., apartment where her father and her stepmom Virginia had been living.