Ellen DeGeneres' Father Has Passed Away At Age 92

12 January, 2018, 19:49 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
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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. "I walked out back, you know, where we share a fence line and the neighbors out back, their houses are gone. So it's as devastating as it can be".

The talk-show host added that her family only took one vacation - when she was little, the family visited the Warner Bros. lot, where DeGeneres now films her talk show.

"He lived his life exactly as he wanted", she continued, "He was Christian-Science his whole life, he never had medicine, never went to a doctor, I never had a vaccination, and he lived to be 92".

Winfrey spoke to the show via FaceTime from her home in their neighbourhood in the upscale hillside community of Montecito in Santa Barbara.

The television host and comedian said she evacuated from her home during both disasters.

Ellen got emotional on Thursday's broadcast as she shared photos of her beloved community (dubbed "The Promised Land") after being struck by Tuesday's catastrophic mudslides that have claimed the lives of 17 people. It's not just a wealth community. "It wasn't unexpected. I was able to say goodbye", Ellen tweeted. At least 28 people were injured, authorities said, while 30,000 remained subject to mandatory evacuation orders.

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"But we're going to do what we do".

"We're going to do what we do", Winfrey said. We're going to come together and we're going to do what great Americans do all the time.

O said she woke up to a blazing gas fire, and even witnessed helicopters rescuing her neighbors and searching for missing persons.

She also spoke to some firefighters from the Ventura City Fire Department, interviewing them on the fly about the search and rescue operation. "We're going to help each other out wherever needed", she shared about how to move forward from the natural disaster.

In the below clip, Ellen uses her monologue to explain how much she loves Montecito.

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