Ellen DeGeneres' father dead at 92

California mudslides Oprah Winfrey death toll

INSTAGRAM • OPRAHOprah Winfrey showed her INstagram followers the damage caused by the California mudslides

"The house in the back is gone", she says, gesturing around her.

Jeff Bridges has revealed that his home in Montecito, next door to Oprah Winfrey's estate, was "severely damaged" by the deadly mudslides that crashed through their town earlier this week and killed at least 17 people.

"He lived his life exactly how he wanted", DeGeneres said during the show. "Before he passed away, I got to talk to him", she told her audience.

When I was a kid, my dad took us on one vacation to Warner Bros.

'He loved this business. He loved that I was in it.

Fast forward to present time, the comedian-cum-actress said that she now works on the Warner Brothers lot and is blessed with her own stage with her name on it. Then, she looked back and saw a rainbow shining above her studio. "This room is always filled with positivity and love and today I really need it", she began. "Pretty awesome." We're so glad that Ellen will always have that special last memory of him.

Ellen DeGeneres's father Elliott has died at the age of 92.

Actor Rob Lowe, who has a property in Montecito, took to Twitter to pay his respects.

"I'm so sorry for your loss".

Our thoughts are with Elliott's loved ones at this hard time.

Ms Winfrey shared a video of her home following the floods to let her followers know she was safe and her $50million home had survived the storm. DeGeneres' devoted fans immediately rallied behind the talk show host and consoled her.

The media maven endured minimal home damage compared to other residents, but her heart went out to those who are missing or lost relatives in the mudslide. 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. You are such a special person. DeGeneres, along with her wife Portia de Rossi, were among the countless of people that were effected by the Montecito natural disasters. Her family had been preparing for some time for his death.

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