Oprah’s father Vernon Winfrey dies at 89
Oprah Winfrey’s papa, Vernon Winfrey, has died at the age of 89.
Oprah validated in an Instagram post that her daddy died in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday.
Yesterday with family members bordering his bedside I had the sacred honour of seeing the man responsible for my life, take his dying breath, the media mogul composed. We might really feel tranquility go into the room at his death.
Details regarding funeral strategies were not instantly released.
Previously this week, Oprah stunned her papa by throwing him a surprise barbeque in Nashville on the Fourth of July.
The event was called Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day, that included a barber chair to honour his long career as a barber and having his very own store in Nashville for virtually 50 years.
Vernon functioned as a member of Nashville’s Metro City Council for 16 years and was a trustee for the Tennessee State University.
Oprah spent her very early childhood years at her father’s home town of Kosciusko, Mississippi, and also in Milwaukee with her mommy, Vernita Lee, that died in 2018. Nevertheless, she likewise dealt with her father in Nashville, between the ages of 7 and 9 as well as throughout her teens.
If I hadn’t been sent out to my dad (when I was 14), I would certainly have gone in an additional direction,” Oprah informed the Washington Post in 1986. “I could have made an excellent bad guy. I would have used these exact same impulses in a different way.