Ellen DeGeneres' Dad Passes Away at 92 - See Her Touching Tribute!

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Fellow Montecito resident Ellen DeGeneres told Winfrey, in a FaceTime conversation during her "Ellen DeGeneres Show" Thursday, that she and wife Portia de Rossi were evacuated from their home Sunday night. In addition to what's going on in Montecito, I lost my dad this week'.

"He lived his life exactly how he wanted", DeGeneres said during the show. "I live there, Oprah lives there". He was very amusing ...

'He was very proud of me, ' she said, getting a little emotional.

She also shared a childhood memory with her father, who had worked as an insurance salesman, according to People. We never had a vaccination. "Studios", DeGeneres wrote in an Instagram post after announcing his passing. Studios. He loved this business. He loved that I was in it.

"This is what I saw after I talked to my dad and he died 10 minutes later after that", she said. "I send love to all the families and the wonderful rescue workers braving these mudslides".

DeGeneres' on-air eulogy to her father was viewed over 1.17 million times on Twitter.

The "Finding Dory" actress also shared that her father "was very funny" and she believes that she and her brother, Vance, 'got our sense of humor from him'. She also has her TV show audience and legion of fans she can rely on in a time of need.

She noted that she mentioned the day before that she had a lot going on in her life while talking about the mudslides taking place in Santa Barbara where she lives. Many took to Twitter to send their condolences.

Our thoughts are with Ellen at this tough time.

@TheEllenShow sorry for your loss. They poured her with love and support because they know that losing someone is never easy.

Once on the line with her Golden Globe-winning neighbor, Ellen and her audience got a tour of the heartbreaking scene. Your story about your Dad brought tears to my eyes. I'm sure he was so proud of what a kind and compassionate woman you turned out to be. "And there are families missing, there are people who are missing family members".

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