Rosie O’Donnell is mourning her father’s passing.
The comedian’s publicist confirmed her father, Edward Joseph O’Donnell, passed away on Sunday (August 23) after battling cancer. He was 81.
During a 2012 interview with Piers Morgan, Rosie O’Donnell opened up about her strained relationship with her father.
He had his own issues and demons, he had a very tough childhood, he had an alcoholic, abusive father and never really got the help that I think every person needs when they have lived through that as a child. I think that he had a lot of problems to deal with.
On Sunday, Rosie sent out this tweet:
“through him – with him – in him …” pic.twitter.com/0ev1tAmEC2
— Rosie (@Rosie) August 23, 2015
We extend our love and prayers to Rosie O’Donnell and her family during this difficult time.
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