Ellen DeGeneres‘ father, Elliot DeGeneres, has died at age 92.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show host, 59, revealed to her audiences on Thursday that her father had passed away earlier this week.
“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,” DeGeneres said in a video.
“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,” she continued.
The comedian also went on to explain that her father was very proud of her.
"He loved this show and he was a kind man, very accepting man," she said. "There was not one bone of judgment in his body.”
DeGeneres also shared with her audience that she was able to say goodbye to her father before he passed.
She even received the beautiful gift of a rainbow before he died.
“I was leaving the building, and I looked back and there was a rainbow over the Warner Bros. studio. This looks photoshopped,” she said, referencing a photo she shared on Twitter.
“This is what I saw after I talked to my dad and he died 10 minutes later after that,” she said. “Pretty amazing. … I got a rainbow before he died.”