The Ghost star had to take a leave of absence from her New York-based day job early last week (begs11May15) to fly to Los Angeles and deal with a "family emergency".

It was subsequently revealed that the Oscar winner's only sibling, Clyde Johnson, had suffered a brain aneurysm and died on 11 May (15), aged 65.

Goldberg was back in her co-host's chair on The View on Tuesday (19May15), when she thanked well wishers for their kind words and paid tribute to her older brother.

She said, "I'm really quite happy to be back. Thank you for all of the outpouring of sympathy. My brother, Clyde Johnson, was an amazing cat... He was the funny one of the family. He and my mother together were insane."

Goldberg then revealed she was considering scattering her brother's ashes at his favourite place, Disneyland in California, after pulling a similar stunt for their mum, Emma Johnson, when she died in 2010.

Sharing a photo of herself and her late sibling at Disneyland, she explained, "This was at my mother's memorial, because she loved Disneyland... We were in (the ride It's a) Small World...; she's in the flowers. So something similar may be in the mix (for her brother)..."

The star went on to take aim at rude mortuary workers, urging them to "treat people better", after claiming a relative was treated "like dog doo" as they tried to arrange Johnson's funeral.

Goldberg managed to find another "wonderful place" just outside of Los Angeles to handle her brother's memorial and expressed her gratitude to employees, saying, "They treated people with respect and I can't thank you enough."

Dedicating Tuesday's show to Johnson, the actress added, "This is for you, big C.J."

She was also given a warm welcome from her co-host Rosie Perez, who told her: "We're all so dearly sorry for your loss and to your family, but I just want to make a statement here - you are truly the captain of the ship and we missed you."