Just a week after her daughter went missing, Rosie O’Donnell‘s father, Edward Joseph O’Donnell, has died. He was 81.

O’Donnell is said to have been estranged from her dad who was an electrical engineer. He is said to have passed away from cancer.


WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? -- "Rosie O'Donnell" Episode 204 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rosie O'Donnell, Ed O'Donnell -- Photo by: Peter Morrison/NBC

In a past interview the comedian admitted that she’d always love her dad no matter what. It’s unclear if the two were in communication prior to his death. h/t perezhilton

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the O’Donnell family at this difficult time.