The 59-year-old Ellen DeGeneres‘ father, Elliot DeGeneres, has passed away at the age of 92.
Ellen shared the news with her audiences on Thursday, she that her father has died earlier this week.
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
The Ellen DeGeneres Show host shared a video on her Twitter account in which she said of her father, “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.”
Her father was a former insurance salesman. “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,” Ellen said to reference a black and white photo of herself with her proud dad that displayed on the screen.
My dad and me. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ovNJzOnOMs
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 12, 2018
Ellen continued about her father who divorced her mother Betty, in 1970, “He was 92 years old, he had a good long life, and he lived his life exactly how he wanted. 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.”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show host spoke out about her relationship with her dad, she 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 judgment in his body.”
She also revealed that her father “was very funny,” she said that she beileves her brother, Vance and she “got our sense of humor from him.”
Ellen added, “We only took one family vacation. 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.”