Cameron Diaz Releases Statement Regarding Her Father's Passing
Posted on Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:45 AM PDT

Cameron Diaz CDIAZ022408_20.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - X17 just obtained a statement from Cameron Diaz's publicist, Brad Cafarelli regarding the passing of her father, Emilio Diaz:

“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.”

Diaz is currently shooting My Sister's Keeper, and a publicist for the New Line Cinema film told X17 that though Diaz was not present yesterday, "we did not shut down production," and "we shot scenes that did not involve Cameron." Production was shut down today, but this was due to the illness of another actor, and it had "nothing to do with Cameron."

Emilio Diaz, 58, was suffering from influenza, which then turned into pneumonia. He passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2008.