"My dad was loved by so many people, and his humor and spirit will always live on in our hearts," People quoted her rep Brad Cafarelli, as reading from the statement. She also thanked people who have extended their condolences to the grieving family. "My mom, sister and I are deeply appreciative of the overwhelming outpouring of love and support during this difficult time for us and all of our family," she added.
Mr Diaz was a second generation Cuban-American who worked an oil company. His daughter got the news while working on her new movie 'My Sister's Keeper'. Production on the movie has now been halted.