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Oprah Thanks Fans for Condolences After Her Mom's Death

Oprah Winfrey is speaking out to thank her fans and friends for their well-wishes following the death of her mother Vernita Lee.

Vernita passed away on Thanksgiving Day.

“Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing. It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a good life and is now at Peace.🙏🏾✝️,” Oprah wrote on Instagram along with a family photo.

We continue to send our thoughts and condolences to Oprah and her loved ones during this difficult time.

Oprah's Mom Vernita Lee Dies at 83

Oprah Winfrey‘s mother, Vernita Lee, has sadly passed away at the age of 83, according to reports.

The news was reportedly confirmed by Oprah‘s niece Alisha Hayes via social media, TMZ reports. Vernita passed away on Thanksgiving Day.

Oprah was raised by her maternal grandmother until she was six years old, when she moved to Milwaukee to live with her mom.

Vernita is survived by Oprah, her other daughter Patricia, as well as numerous grand children and great grand children.

Our thoughts are with Oprah’s family during this time.