August 8, 2022

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  • Oprah Winfrey’s father Vernon Winfrey died Friday after a battle with most cancers
  • The TV legend mentioned her 88-year-old dad was surrounded by members of the family when he handed away
  • His demise comes days after Oprah stunned him on the Fourth of July with a yard barbecue social gathering

Oprah Winfrey introduced that her father Vernon Winfrey has died. He was 88.

Vernon, a barber and businessman in Nashville, Tennessee, died Friday after a battle with most cancers, Folks reported. 

The 68-year-old media mogul took to Instagram Saturday to pay tribute to her dad. She included footage of gospel singer Wintley Phipps serenading and praying for Vernon within the put up.

“Vernon Winfrey 1933-2022,” Oprah wrote within the caption. “Lower than every week in the past, we honored my father in his personal yard. My buddy and gospel singer Wintley Phipps saluted him with track. He FELT the love and reveled in it till he may not communicate.”

She continued, “Yesterday, with household surrounding his bedside, I had the sacred honor of witnessing the person liable for my life, take his final breath. We may really feel Peace enter the room at his passing.”

The TV host assured followers that “all is properly” and that “peace nonetheless abides.” She expressed her gratitude to those that mourned with them and prolonged their ideas and prayers to her household following the lack of her father.

Followers and followers of Oprah despatched their condolences to her household.

“Sending you’re keen on and light-weight! Might he fly excessive with the angels!” Patti Stanger commented, as Nischelle Turner added, “We elevate his identify in honor proper together with you. Might God’s grace and mercy encompass you and your loved ones.”

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“My God, the chills I felt as he prayed. He is resting with the daddy. Sending my love and condolences!! It was undoubtedly a spirit-filled prayer!” one fan wrote.

His demise got here simply days after Oprah stunned Vernon on the Fourth of July with a yard barbecue social gathering.

The TV legend shared a video of the gathering on Instagram, wherein she defined that her father was in poor health and he or she “needed to have the ability to have all of his buddies come and have fun him whereas he is ready to obtain the enjoyment.”

When requested by her finest buddy Gayle King if her father was “excited” concerning the celebration, Oprah mentioned, “He does not even know that that is for him.”

“He thinks it is a Fourth of July factor,” she continued. “He does not know … He is gonna stroll out and see every thing.”

Revealing the menu for the occasion, Oprah mentioned she was serving fried hen, turkey, burgers “and all that stuff.”

Within the caption, Oprah wrote, “Giving my father his ‘flowers’ whereas he is nonetheless properly sufficient to odor them. Blissful 4th of July as you collect with your loved ones and buddies. Keep in mind to have fun one another.”

Oprah Winfrey follows the Weight Watchers weight loss program plan. She is pictured attending the OWN Community’s ““Queen Sugar”” premiere on Aug. 29, 2016 in Burbank, California. Photograph: Getty Photographs

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