The Ellen Show: Ellen DeGeneres confirmed that her father Elliott has died ages 92 [The Ellen Show]
The talk show host and popular comedian has not only faced the devastation around her home in Montecito after mudslides, but she is also mourning the loss of her father Elliott DeGeneres.
Ellen DeGeneres confirmed the sad news as she honoured her late father in a moving tribute on Thursday by telling her studio audience a story about the heartwarming moments before he passed away.
“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”, she began.
The Ellen Show: Ellen DeGeneres shared this photo of herself as a child with her father [The Ellen Show]
As the audience sighed, a black and white photograph of her as a child sat next to her father appeared on the screen behind her.
“He was 92 years old, he had a good long life, and he lived his life exactly how he wanted”, she explained.
“He was Christian science his entire life: He never once had medicine his whole life, he never went to a doctor”, beamed Ellen.
The Ellen Show: Ellen DeGeneres paid a moving tribute to her late father [The Ellen Show]
“He was very proud of me. He loved this show. And he was a kind man, a very accepting man: There was not one bone of judgement in his body.
“He was very funny — I think my brother Vance and I got our sense of humour from him”, admitted the emotional television host.
“And we only took one family vacation: When I was a little girl, we came to this lot, to the Warner Brothers lot, and took the tour and went around, and now I work at the Warner Brothers lot and I have my own stage with my name on it. So he was really proud of that.
The Ellen Show: Ellen DeGeneres revealed that a rainbow had appeared [The Ellen Show]
“Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got today goodbye to him”, said the 59 year old comedian, before detailing what happened next.
“As I left, I was leaving the building and there was a rainbow over the Warner Brother’s studio.
“This looked photoshopped: This is what I saw after I talked to my dad and he died then minutes later after that. Pretty amazing.
“I got a rainbow before he died”, smiled the heartbroken presenter.