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.
An official obituary explained that Vernita died at her home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and said a private funeral has already been held.
Along with her famous daughter Oprah, Vernita was survived by her daughter Patricia Amanda Faye Lee, Oprah's half-sister, grandchildren Alisha Hayes, Chrishaunda Lee Perez, Aquarius Lofton and Andre Brown and great-grandchildren Jaxon Praise Perez, Chai Theresa Perez, Donovan Hayes and Trinity Hayes.
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