Diaz Shocked by Dad's Sudden Death at 58
Cameron Diaz's dad dies unexpectedly of pneumonia
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Apr 16, 2008 12:04 PM CDT
Cameron Diaz at Australian Shrek premiere   (Getty Images (by Event))
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(Newser) – Cameron Diaz's father Emilio died suddenly from pneumonia yesterday, according to TMZ. The bubbly actress found his death "shocking" since her 58-year-old father, who had a bit part in his daughter's hit There's Something About Mary, was reportedly in "terrific health" until he developed a bad case of the flu. 

Emilio Diaz, whose parents were both Cuban exiles, lived in Seal Beach, Fla., and worked as a foreman for an oil company. Production was shut down on Diaz's current film, My Sister's Keeper.