by richard rosales

Oprah Winfrey's Father Died At 89

Oprah Winfrey's father, Vernon Winfrey, was reported to have passed away at the age of 89 on Friday.

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The cause of death is still unknown

Oprah shared the news   of her father's death on Instagram.

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Oprah Winfrey/Pinterest

- Oprah Winfrey


“Yesterday with family surrounding his bedside, I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my life, take his last breath. We could feel Peace enter the room at his passing.”

Vernon is known for his barbershop, Winfrey Barber & Beauty Shop,

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and his work on the Metro Nashville Council, where he served for 16 years.

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Many people are expressing their condolences for the loss of Vernon Winfrey.

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Nashville Mayor John Cooper also posted on Instagram to express his condolences to the Winfrey family.

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