Cameron Diaz Loses Her Dad

After a bout with the flu turned into pneumonia, TMZ reports that Cameron Diaz’s father, Emilio, died suddenly at the age of 58.

Cam’s current project, My Sister’s Keeper, was shut down so she could be with her family.

The actress issued the following statement: “My mom, sister and I are deeply appreciative of the overwhelming outpouring of love and support during this difficulty—My dad was loved by so many people, and his humor and spirit will always live on in our hearts.”

Emilio Diaz, who raised his kids at the beach in the true Southern California lifestyle, was a second-generation Cuban American, though Cameron had once said, “I’m third generation. I’m of Cuban descent, but I’m American.”

Thoughts and prayers to the whole Diaz clan.

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