Oprah Winfrey’s father, Vernon Winfrey, just passed away.

Vernon passed away aged 88 years old.

He had a long battle with cancer.

Oprah shared a long heartfelt tribute to honor her father, Vernon.

According to her, Vernon was surrounded by love in his final moments.

She also shared how grateful she was to have gotten the “sacred honor” of witnessing his “last breath."

Celebrities and fans sent their condolences highlighting how kind Vernon was.

Oprah recently celebrated her dad on the fourth of July.

She called it, “Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day.”