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It’s a heartbreaking time for Ava Duvernay, who lost her father Murry Maye last week. The Golden Globe-nominated director took to social media to tribute the man she called her “hero.”

Oprah responded to one of Ava’s tweets, sharing her honor for being able to speak his graces at his “going home” celebration.

We’re saddened by this news and have Ava and family in our prayers.


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