Already have an account?
Get back to the

Dr. Oz Opens Up About The Loss of a Beloved Family Member


Just after his daughter Daphne Oz broke the devastating news, Dr. Oz is speaking about the tragic loss of a dear member of the family.

MUST-SEE: When People Called Her Fat, Daphne Oz Had the Best Response

On Feb. 17, Daphne Oz posted a photo on Instagram of her two kids, Philo, 2, and Jovan, 1, with a heartbreaking caption. The 31-year-old revealed that her father-in-law, Sretko Dimitric, had passed.

“Thank you all for your generous prayers and kindness. I wanted to let you know that, after a long battle with cancer (and many days and weeks and months that were unequivocal wins), my father-in-law passed away this afternoon. We are heartbroken, but grateful that we could spend the past few days together as a family, and that he is at peace. The kids coming to visit him in the hospital always put a huge smile on his face, which is how we’ll remember him. ❤❤❤”

Just one day later, Dr. Oz, reposted Daphne’s photo but included his own words in memory of his daughter’s father-in-law.

“Love and family are two of the most important things in life, especially when you are going through sorrowful times. Sretko was a tremendous man and will be greatly missed.”

MUST-SEE: Almost 3 Months After Losing His Black Lab, Dr. Oz Introduces His Newest Family Member

Daphne Oz married her husband John Jovanovic, in 2010. The couple met in college, and they have two young children together.

While her father poses for a lot of cute photos with his grandchildren on Instagram, Daphne’s father-in-law mainly stayed out of the public eye. But we’re glad to know he spent his last days with his family at his side, including his beloved grandkids, who surely were the light of his life.

We can only imagine what a tough time it must be for the entire family, but we’re keeping them in our thoughts and prayers!

NEXT: See which beloved celebrities we lost in 2016!

Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menu items. Use right arrow key to move into submenus. Use escape to exit the menu. Use up and down arrow keys to explore. Use left arrow key to move back to the parent list.