The actress's dad, Emilio Diaz, passed away suddenly from pneumonia

By People Staff
Updated April 16, 2008 07:00 AM
Lisa Rose/Globe; Gaz Shirley/Pacific Coast News

Cameron Diaz‘s father, Emilio Diaz, died Tuesday morning, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Emilio Diaz, 58, had been suffering from a flu, which turned in to pneumonia, according to, which first reported the news.

Diaz is currently filming the movie My Sister’s Keeper.

Emilio Diaz had a small part in his daughter’s hit 1998 comedy, There’s Something About Mary.

Cameron Diaz, 35, also has a sister, Chimene, 37.