Vernon Winfrey, father of Oprah and former US councilman, dies

Oprah Winfrey gets emotional as she fires ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ 1:29 (CNN) — Vernon Winfrey, the father of Oprah Winfrey, died Friday night after battling cancer, Oprah announced in a statement. He was 89 years old. “Yesterday, with family surrounding her bed, I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my