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Oprah’s Father Vernon Winfrey, Former Councilman Passes At 89

Oprah’s father Vernon Winfrey is dead at 89.  The media powerhouse took to social media over the weekend to share a tribute of her late father, who passed away after a battle with cancer. 

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

Vernon Winfrey was a well-known in his community, he owned and operated a barbershop for over 50 years and served on the Metro Nashville Council for 16 years. 

Nashville Mayor John Cooper posted a statement on Twitter, saying Winfrey left behind “a legacy of service.” 

In a separate  tribute posted to her lifestyle outlet, Oprah said she was thankful to able to spend time with her father in the weeks before his passing.

Oprah’s father left quite a legacy and we offer sincere condolences to the Winfrey family. Share your thoughts with us on social media.





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