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  • Oprah Winfrey on her mother's death: She 'is now at peace'

    Oprah Winfrey posted a heartfelt tribute to her late mother Monday, hours after news broke that Vernita Lee had died at the age of 83. "Thank you all for your kind words and condolences regarding my mother Vernita Lee’s passing," she wrote. "It gives our family great comfort knowing she lived a...

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  • Oprah Winfrey's Mother, Vernita Lee, Dies at 83

    A Winfrey spokeswoman issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22.

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  • Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, dies at 83

    Oprah Winfrey's mother, Vernita Lee, has died at the age of 83. A Winfrey spokeswoman on Monday issued a statement saying Lee died at her Milwaukee home on Nov. 22. The spokeswoman says private funeral services were held. No other details were provided. Lee was a teenager when she gave...

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