Oprah Winfrey’s father Vernon dies aged 89

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Oprah Winfrey with her father Vernon (Instagram/OprahWinfrey)
Oprah Winfrey with her father Vernon (Instagram/OprahWinfrey)

Oprah Winfrey’s father, Vernon Winfrey, has died at the age of 89.

Oprah confirmed in an Instagram post that her father died in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday.

“Yesterday with family surrounding his bedside I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my life, take his last breath,” the media mogul wrote.

“We could feel peace enter the room at his passing.”

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