The presenter confirmed the information in an Instagram put up that her father died in Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday.
“Yesterday with household surrounding his bedside I had the sacred honour of witnessing the person accountable for my life, take his final breath,” the media mogul wrote. “We might really feel peace enter the room at his passing.”
US TV star Oprah Winfrey’s father, Vernon Winfrey, has died on the age of 89.
Particulars about funeral plans weren’t instantly launched.
Earlier this week, Winfrey stunned her father by throwing him a shock barbecue in Nashville on the July 4.
The occasion was known as “Vernon Winfrey Appreciation Day”, which included a barber chair to honour his lengthy profession as a barber and proudly owning his personal store in Nashville for almost 50 years.
Vernon served as a member of Nashville’s Metro Metropolis Council for 16 years and was a trustee for the Tennessee State College.
Winfrey spent her early childhood at her father’s hometown of Kosciusko, Mississippi, and in Milwaukee along with her mom, Vernita Lee, who died in 2018.
Nevertheless, she additionally lived along with her father in Nashville, between the ages of seven and 9 and through her teenagers.
“If I hadn’t been despatched to my father (once I was 14), I’d have gone in one other course,” Winfrey advised the Washington Put up in 1986.
“I might have made legal. I’d have used these identical instincts otherwise.”