January 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Ellen DeGeneres reveals her father Elliot has died at age 92

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Ellen DeGeneres’s father Elliot DeGeneres has died. He was 92.

DeGeneres revealed the news on her talk show on Thursday with a tribute.

“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 began.

She showed a picture of herself and her father taken when she was a child.

“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. He never went to a doctor. We never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up and he lived to be 92,” DeGeneres continued. “He was very proud of me. He loved this show. He was a kind man, very accepting man. There was not one bone of judgment in his body. He was very funny. Before he passed away I got to talk to him, so I got to say goodbye to him.”

The comedian and talk show host also told the audience that she received a special view right after speaking with her father for the last time on the phone.

“I was leaving the building, and I looked back and there was a rainbow over the Warner Bros. studio. This looks photoshopped,” DeGeneres says showing the photo on the screen behind her. “This is what I saw after I talked to my dad and he died 10 minutes later after that. Pretty amazing. I got a rainbow before he died.”

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