Cameron Diaz's dad dies

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 April 2008

Cameron Diaz's dad dies

Cameron Diaz's father has died.

Emilio Diaz passed away suddenly early Tuesday morning (15.04.08) after a bout of flu developed into pneumonia. He was just 58 years old.

Sources close to the family described the sudden loss as "shocking", as Emilio was in "terrific health".

Cameron, 35, learned of her father's passing on the set of her forthcoming film 'My Sister's Keeper'. Production on the movie was shut down immediately.

Emilio, who lived in Seal Beach, California, was a second generation Cuban-American who worked as a foreman for an oil company.

Emilio was always a proud supporter of Cameron's career and he even had a bit part in his daughter's 1998 film 'There's Something About Mary'.

He is survived by his wife Billie and their two daughters, Cameron and Chimene, 37.

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