Emilio Diaz Is Cameron Diaz’s Dad

April 15, 2008

Emilio Diaz, Cameron Diaz’s father, has died. He passed away on April 15, 2008, from complications with pneumonia. The death was sudden and unexpected, as sources say Emilio was in “terrific health”.

Emilio Diaz was only 58 years old and living in Seal Beach, California, at the time of his death. He was a second-generation Cuban-American who worked as a foreman for an oil company. Emilio came down with the flu, which later turned into pneumonia.

Cameron Diaz was working on the set of her latest movie, “My Sister’s Keeper”. Although the film originally continued production while Cameron is away, filming scenes in which Cameron does not appear, production has since halted.

Cameron has issued a statement in remembrance of her father. She said,

“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.”

A memorial service was held for Emilio Diaz in Seal Beach, California on Sunday. In attendance were Justin Timberlake and John Mayer, who came to show support for Cameron. Guests of the service dressed in colorful clothes to celebrate Emilio’s life, rather than mourn his death.

Our thoughts go out to Cameron and her family.

See more photos of Cameron Diaz and a video from “There’s Something About Mary”, in which Emilio had a small part, below.

Cameron Diaz Video – “There’s Something About Mary”

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4 Responses to “Emilio Diaz Is Cameron Diaz’s Dad”

  1. 1
    coco Says:

    aaaa…i can’t see it.

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    Carmen Garcia Says:

    Our dearest love your family, and we will send our prayers to your family, please stay in health. The families in Idaho.

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    Sue Fritte Says:

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Your father was way too young. I guess that is fait and there is nothing one can do. I really admire you as an actress. The general public thinks a stars life is so perfect. That they are so lucky, rich, happy all the time and invinsible. But unfortunately we are all the same, famous or not.

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    My condolences go out to the Diaz family. Count your blessings Cameron. You had your father fifteen years longer than I have. I lost my dad when I was only 20-years-old.
    I love your acting style. You remind me of one of my Siberian Huskies, “Chili Dawg.” She is very vivacious, energetic and happy all the time. She brings joy into every life she touches.

    Frederick in Alaska