NEW HEART­BREAK OPRAH SAYS GOOD­BYE

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It was a tear­ful Thanks­giv­ing for Oprah Win­frey, whose mother Ver­nita Lee died on the Novem­ber 22 hol­i­day at the age of 83.

But the me­dia mogul is de­ter­mined to stay pos­i­tive through this tough time, say­ing, “It gives our fam­ily great com­fort know­ing she lived a good life and is now at peace.”

Ver­nita was only a teenager when she gave birth to Oprah in Mis­sis­sippi in 1954 and the pair had a fa­mously dis­tant re­la­tion­ship be­fore re­con­nect­ing as the chat-show queen’s star be­gan to rise.

In re­cent years, they were closer than ever, with the TV icon, 64, re­port­edly gift­ing her mum more than $7000 ev­ery month and pub­licly say­ing, “Thank you to my mother Ver­nita Lee for do­ing the best she knew and could do in rais­ing me.”

The star and her mother at an awards cer­e­mony in 1994.

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