Although she had shared her father’s illness with fans, news of the death of Ellen DeGeneres’ Dad Elliott was a surprise to her viewers. Ellen shared his passing on Thursday’s show and then posted a short clip to share the news with her Twitter followers. In the video, DeGeneres discussed her father’s absolute acceptance of his daughter and his judgement-free support throughout her life.
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Like many of us who have lost a loved one, it wasn’t long before Ellen looked for signs of her father. And sure enough, a rainbow over her studio helped the talk- and game-show host believe her beloved Dad was still near on the day he died.
Ellen’s final post of the day yesterday (a day she’ll surely remember forever), was a photograph taken with her father when she was young.
Our condolences go out to Ellen, the DeGeneres family…and to all those missing their beloved “Dad.”