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On January 11, Ellen DeGeneres announced on her show that her father had passed away at the age of 92.

The talk show host then paid tribute to Elliot DeGeneres by telling her audience a little bit about him. According to the 59-year-old, her father had a “good long life” and lived it “exactly how he wanted to.”

Ellen continued:

“He was Christian Science his entire life. He never had medicine his whole life, never went to a doctor. I never had a vaccination. We never had medicine growing up. and he lived to be 92.”

The talk show host went on to say that Elliot was very proud of his little girl and that he loved “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Ellen called her father a very “kind and accepting” man, adding that he didn't have “one bone of judgment in his body.” She also credited her and her brother Vance's senses of humor to her father, who was allegedly a “very funny man.”

She continued:

“We only took one family vacation. When I was a little girl, we came to this lot, to the Warner Brother's lot, took the tour and went around and now I have work on the Warner Brother's lot and have my own stage, with my name on it, and so he was really proud of that.”

Ellen then talked about the moments following her last conversation with her father.

After saying goodbye to her father one last time, Ellen was walking out of her building on the Warner Brothers lot when she turned around and looked at the sky revealing a rainbow just ten minutes before Elliot passed away:

“Pretty amazing. [...] I got a rainbow before he died.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ellen and her family during this time.

Watch a daughter's touching tribune to her dad below: