The actor s girlfriend Renée Zellweger skips the Golden Globes to support her beau

By Sara Hammel
Updated January 18, 2011 03:05 PM
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Bradley Cooper‘s father, Charles, has died at the age of 71.

Charles Cooper passed away on Jan. 15 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife (and Bradley’s mother) Gloria and a daughter, Holly, as well as his sister, Nancy Peacock.

Bradley’s girlfriend, Renée Zellweger, pulled out of the Golden Globe awards at the last minute to be with him.

Funeral services for Charles, who was a Stock Broker with Merrill Lynch, have been kept private.