Director Ava DuVernay’s Father Dies, Oprah Speaks At Service [Condolences]

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Sad news. Ava DuVernay’s father has passed. The director shared the news on Instagram, writing a message about her dad.

My hero. My father. Murray Maye. The best man I’ve ever known. We took this picture a few years back while scouting for SELMA near his birthplace in Lowndes County, Alabama. It was a good day. We had many, many, many good days together. Blessings all. He journeyed onto the next realm this week. Out of the blue, he is no longer here. And yet, he remains. I’ll see him again when it’s my time. Until then, watch over me, Pops.

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Oprah Winfrey spoke at the funeral and tweeted her condolences.

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