Rosie O’ Donnell Suffers Devastating Blow As Father Passes Away From Cancer
This has not been a good time for Rosie O’Donnell at all and I am saying up front that our thoughts and prayers are with her and her family at this moment. E! can confirm that Rosie’s father, Edward has passed away from cancer at the age of eighty-one. Her mother passed away from cancer in 1973 and that was something that was always troubling for Rosie, now a mother to five kids. The passing of Edward comes right on the heels of daughter, Chelsea, 17 being called out as missing. She was eventually found with her safety dog, Bear but Rosie made it clear that her daughter suffers from mental illness. The man who seemingly was involved with Chelsea going missing is now in police custody and we are waiting to see what his fate holds. It has been no secret that Rosie and he father had a tumultuous relationship, as she would recount on her hit daytime talk show back in the nineties.
As she told Piers Morgan three years ago, in regards to Edward: “He had his own issues and demons, he had a very tough childhood, he had an alcoholic, abusive father and never really got the help that I think every person needs when they have lived through that as a child. I think that he had a lot of problems to deal with. No matter what, at the end of the day, every child loves their dad.” After the passing, Rosie took to Twitter to express how she was feeling in what seems like a cryptic message. “Through him – with him – in him …” O’Donnell, 53 went on to quote hit-maker Florence and the Machine’s single “St. Jude” along with a collage: “And I’m learning, so I’m leaving/And even though I’m grieving. I’m trying to find the meaning/Let loss reveal it.”
No word if O’Donnell’s first wife, Kelli, who is also Chelsea’s mother, will be in attendance for the funeral or if estranged wife, Michelle Rounds will show up. The biggest hope is that all this stress won’t hurt Rosie’s heart, as this is why she resigned from her post on “The View” the second time around: “I got a lot of stress. I got some home stuff going on, I got some kid stuff going on. I got to turn down the stress in some area.” Again, we wish her and her family all the best.