“Yesterday with family surrounding his bedside, I had the sacred honor of witnessing the man responsible for my life, take his last breath. We could feel Peace enter the room at his passing,” Winfrey wrote in the post.
Vernon Winfrey was born in 1933, she said.
TMZ reported Vernon, 88, who owned and operated Winfrey Barber & Beauty Shop for more than 50 years, died after a battle with cancer on Friday night.
Oprah Winfrey parlayed a Chicago television talk show into a media empire that expanded into movie production, magazines, cable TV, and satellite radio, making her one of the world’s richest women.