An ailing 84-year-old man who claims to be Oprah Winfrey‘s long lost father has begged the TV queen to submit to a paternity test — before he dies.
Noah Robinson Senior – who the National Enquirer first identified in 2003 — has also revealed that, years ago, he tried to reach the talk-show star to beg her to agree to a DNA test.
“I told her [in a letter], if she wanted, I’d give her one,” Robinson told The New York Post.
In the letter, he placed mementos from his life, including his Social Security number and a picture of him from the Navy in World War II, he said.
“I never got no answer,” Robinson said.
“I never did get no answer. If I did, it didn’t get to me.”
The Mississippi farmer, now living in a rural VA hospital, said his dream is to speak with Oprah as father and daughter before he dies.
The World War 2 veteran insisted he wasn’t looking to get his hands on Oprah’s millions.
“I’d like her to call me,” he said.
“I’m her real father. I haven’t seen her since she was a kid. She was a little bitty thing.”
Oprah’s spokeswoman said the TV host wasn’t available to comment on Robinson’s claims.
Oprah grew up thinking her mother Vernita‘s longtime boyfriend, Vernon Winfrey, was her biological father.
While she began a search in 2003 for her real father, Oprah is said to still consider Vernon her father.