Oprah Winfrey’s mother, Vernita Lee has died aged 83, Dailymail reports.
The death was first revealed by Oprah’s niece, Alisha Hayes on Facebook, and confirmed by representatives for the star.
‘My grandmother, Rest In Peace,’ Alisha wrote, sharing pictures of the two together.
She added: ‘I lost my beautiful grandma on Thanksgiving. She was the number one supporter of Pat’s [Alisha’s restaurant] and was the person who named our restaurant. We will miss her and will carry on her legacy of good eatin! We love you Vernita Lee!’