Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) — People Magazine reported on Wednesday that Emilio Diaz, father of 35-year old Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday night after a case of the flu turned into fatal pneumonia.
In a statement by the Charlie’s Angels and There’s Something About Mary actress, Diaz thanked the public for their outpouring of support and concern during this very hard time.
“‘My mom, sister and I are deeply appreciative of the overwhelming outpouring of love and support during this difficult time for us and all of our family,’ says the message from the actress, released by her representative, Brad Cafarelli.
“My dad was loved by so many people, and his humor and spirit will always live on in our hearts,’ she added.”
A dedicated father and hard worker, 58-year old Emilio Diaz retired in 1998 after working for 20 years as a field gauger in the pipeline department for UNOCAL (formerly the Union Oil Company).
The staff of WiredPRNews.com would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Cameron Diaz and the family.