Rosie O’Donnell’s father dies just DAYS after star’s teenage daughter ‘found in attic’ of 27 year-old’s home

Actress Rosie O’Donnell has more bad news

Rosie O’Donnell ‘s father has died aged 81, just days after her daughter was allegedly found in the attic of a 27-year-old man’s house by police.

The comedian’s dad, Edward O’Donnell – who worked as an aerospace electrical engineer for Fairchild, Schlumberger and Grumman – died of cancer, according to Us Weekly.

The 53-year-old star and her father reportedly had a strained relationship after her mother’s death, when the former View co-host was just 10-years-old.

Reflecting on their relationship during an interview in 2012, Rosie explained her father’s difficult childhood.

Rosie O’Donnell’s 17 year old daughter, Chelsea O’Donnell was reported missing
Rosie O’Donnell’s 17 year old daughter, Chelsea

She said: “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.”

WENNChelsea O'Donnell, 17, was last seen in Nyack a week ago
Chelsea O’Donnell, 17, went missing

News of her father’s death comes shortly after a man was arrested following the recent disappearance of Rosie’s 17-year-old daughter Chelsea, who was found safe after going missing for a week.

Authorities have confirmed Steven Sheerer, 25, faces charges of child endangerment and distribution of obscenity to a minor and if convicted, faces up to 10 years in prison.

Following the disappearance of her adopted daughter, Rosie asked for the public’s help in finding her.

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