Oprah Winfrey’s mother Vernita Lee has died at the age of 83.
A Winfrey spokeswoman issued a statement saying Ms Lee died at her Milwaukee home on November 22 and private funeral services were held.
Ms Lee was a teenager when she gave birth to Winfrey in Mississippi in 1954.
They moved to Milwaukee when Winfrey was six years old.
Ms Lee was featured getting a makeover on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1990.
She is also survived by another daughter, Patricia Amanda, and four grandchildren.
Ms Lee was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey, and by a daughter, Patricia.