"Ugly betty” star AMERICA FERRERA’s father died a broken man, never realizing his final desperate wish to reconcile with his famous daughter.

The Emmy-winning actress’ estranged dad Gregorio Ferrera passed away from diabetes and obesity complications in his native Honduras on Aug. 22.

“Gregorio died brokenhearted,” an insider told The ENQUIRER. “He never got his dying wish to talk to America one last time.”

The 62-year-old father of six – who also suffered from kidney problems and weighed almost 300 pounds – died in poverty.

“Gregorio had wanted to reconnect with America and her siblings for the past several years, but pride kept him from doing so,” disclosed the insider. “He didn’t want them to think his motivation was financial.

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