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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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76.

matt    

Why arent you making fun of it like you did with Elliot yamin???
Yeah...whatevs.
MW

2328 days ago
77.

FlBiker    

Say hi to Tookie and Barbaro from us.

2328 days ago
78.

FlBiker    

Did he see Cameron without her make-up, that'd do it.

2328 days ago
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A Stranger    

Peace be with you and your family.

2328 days ago
80.

LJK    

Oh gawsh, this is terrible news! No matter who you are, losing a parent is heart wrenching...R.I.P. Mr. Diaz....Cameron, we are so sorry for your loss. :(

2328 days ago
81.

ginger11    

I just lost my mom a year ago, my heart is out to you and your family.

2328 days ago
82.

Black Teef    

Cameron, such a terrible loss, you must be feeling such grief. If you need some comfort sex, please call me.

2328 days ago
83.

splash    

my dad worked with him at unocal 76 way back when cameron was a young teenager. used to see them at company picnics. my deepest condolences to the family.

2328 days ago
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sandra weisz    

rest in peace camron diaz's dad. i didn't know he was cuban, i'm also considered cuban, as my mother was born there. he must have been so proud of his daughter. saw her recently in "being john malkovich where they made her look like a geek. i really have hair like that lol. anyway my sincerest condolences. vaya con dios.

2328 days ago
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Jingabella    

My deepest sympathies to Cameron and her family. I know she is in shock and needs a long time to grieve, so much more difficult when it is completely unexpected.

.Also, Cameron seems like such a funny, sweet, lovely, real person... I wish people would quit saying such mean things about her.,,,give her some respect.

2328 days ago
86.

1st    

Who is the Dude not wearing the sunglasses?

2328 days ago
87.

MACCAPONE    

MY condolences OUT OUT TO HER FAMILY IT VERY SAD DAY.......

2328 days ago
88.

susan    

So very sad. My condolences.

2328 days ago
89.

Robert    

Condoleleces from the Robert fam, may Mr Diaz RIP, Cameron,prayers go out from our fam to your fam and may you find peace in this time of anguish.

2328 days ago
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Lenn K.    

Thoughts and prayers to Cameron on the loss of father at such a young age.

2328 days ago
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