Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show Thursday that her father, Elliott DeGeneres, recently passed away.
“In addition to what’s going on in Montecito,” DeGeneres said, referring to the mudslides that have affected the area, “I lost my dad this week.”
“He was 92 years old. He had a good, long life. And he lived his life exactly how he wanted,” the host said.
DeGeneres also shared a message on social media, saying, “It wasn’t unexpected. I was able to say goodbye.”