Cameron Diaz father dies

Cameron speaks out about father's death

Cameron Diaz has spoken out about her distress at the sudden death of her father.

The actress has confirmed that her father, Emilio Diaz, died on Tuesday from pneumonia at just 58 years old.

In a statement to the press, the actress said: ‘My mum, 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. My dad was loved by so many people and his humour and spirit will always live on in our hearts.’

According to reports, Emilio – an oil company foreman who lived on Seal Beach in California – died after a bout of flu developed into pneumonia.

Production on Diaz’s new movie My Sister’s Keeper has been halted following the news, and the star has cancelled an appearance at next Tuesday’s Leicester Square premiere of new film What Happens in Vegas, which co-stars Ashton Kutcher.

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