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Cameron Diaz's Father Dies From Pneumonia

4/15/2008 7:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Cameron issued the following statement: "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. My dad was loved by so many people and his humor and spirit will always live on in our hearts."

TMZ has learned that Cameron Diaz's father died suddenly early this morning.

We're told the 58-year-old Emilio Diaz, a popular resident of Seal Beach, Calif., recently developed the flu which then turned into pneumonia. We hear his death was "shocking" as Emilio was in "terrific health." Diaz is currently filming her upcoming flick "My Sister's Keeper." A source on the set tells us production on the film was shut down today.

Emilio was a second generation Cuban-American who worked as a foreman for an oil company. He had a bit part in his daughter's film "There's Something About Mary" as "Jailbird."

A rep for Cameron did not return our request for comment.

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46.

Liz    

#41 - Go somewhere else!

2384 days ago
47.

yazzie    

Iam so sorry for you. God bless You. Love Kimberlee.

2384 days ago
48.

kim    

God Bless him and his family at this time of grief.

2384 days ago
49.

Twinker    

Wow, he was handsome! I can see why Cameron is so beautiful. Sending you and your family thoughts of love at this sad time, Cameron. Love from Chicken Stripper.

2384 days ago
50.

FlBiker    

Another senseless respitory failure due to AIDS.

2384 days ago
51.

Kim Rocks    

my condolences to Cameron and her family.

2384 days ago
52.

just wondering    

nothing worse than when it isn't expected, how sad.

2384 days ago
53.

MichelleObamaisaman    

I am sorry for her loss. She is so dumb, it will take a year for her to get her fat head out of her bum, and then she will find out he died. She needs to care for her zits too!!

2384 days ago
54.

LongJohn69    

dead don't = terrific health...duh!

2384 days ago
55.

Kelli    

So young, so sad. Prayers to the family.

2384 days ago
56.

FlBiker    

He was HIV + ?

2384 days ago
57.

Tangie    

Too bad he didn't live long enough to see her make a decent movie.

2384 days ago
58.

Tangie    

I am hearing he had AIDS.

2384 days ago
59.

who dat    

you people are emotional wrecks.

2384 days ago
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no name    

oh no what a shock! awwww Cameron my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. :-(

2384 days ago
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