Ellen Degeneres Pays Tribute To Her Late Father
Ellen Degeneres has confirmed that her father Elliott has passed away this week, aged 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
The 59-year-old paid tribute to her father on The Ellen Show today which brought us to tears.
Just ten minutes before her father passed, Ellen was given the opportunity to speak to him.
By chance she then looked over the Warner Bros Lot where her show is filmed, and above her billboard, there was a beautiful rainbow.
The Warner Bros lot meant a lot to the actress turned talk show host. It in fact was the only place her father took her on holidays.
And now she bases her own talk show in the exact same place every single week.
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. pic.twitter.com/QQswe3mwfi— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 12, 2018
According to her post on Twitter, the death was not unexpected.
Our thoughts go out to Ellen and her extended family.