Ellen DeGeneres’ father dead at 92
Ellen DeGeneres‘ father, Elliot DeGeneres, passed away earlier this week. He was 92.
The talk show host made the announcement on her show Thursday before cutting to a commercial break.
“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,” DeGeneres said.
“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,” DeGeneres continued.
While reflecting on her relationship with her father, Ellen said he was “very proud of her.”
“He was a kind man, very accepting man,” she continued. “There was not one bone of judgment in his body.”