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.”
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