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Series of Twitter Posts Shares News of the Death of Ellen DeGeneres’ Beloved Dad

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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Click to watch the video.

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.

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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.

ellen photo with dad

Our condolences go out to Ellen, the DeGeneres family…and to all those missing their beloved “Dad.”