EXCLUSIVE: Julie Chen Gets Emotional Reading Her Grandfather's Obit on 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

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The Talk host Julie Chen learned more than she ever expected when she began to delve into her family's genealogy on the TLC docu-series Who Do You Think You Are?

In this exclusive clip from the celebrity ancestry show, Chen discovers her grandfather's obituary in a Singapore newspaper from 1960.

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Reading about her grandfather's funeral, and the family he left behind, Chen gets choked up thinking about the man she never got the opportunity to know.

"It's so strange because I never met him…" Chen said, fighting by tears. "But it's sad."

Learning of her grandfather's death -- which occurred long before she was ever born -- but not nearly enough about his life, the talk show host decides to set off to Singapore in an attempt to really get to know her late grandfather.

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What she discovers changes her perspective of her grandfather forever.

Entertainment Tonightshowcased Chen's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? on Tuesday, and revealed a little more about the man's life. Chen admitted that she always heard he had been a "womanizer," but never realized the truly heroic things he did for his friends, family and community.

Who Do You Think You Are? returns Sunday, March 8, at 10/9c on TLC.

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