The ballroom has misplaced a legend.
“It’s with nice disappointment to announce that Len Goodman has handed away peacefully, aged 78,” his supervisor Jackie Gill mentioned in an announcement obtained by NBC Information on April 24. “A much-loved husband, father and grandfather who will likely be sorely missed by household, pals and all who knew him.”
In line with the BBC, Goodman handed away April 22 at a hospice in Kent, England, and was surrounded by his household. The information group reported his loss of life got here after a battle with bone most cancers.
Goodman’s loss of life comes 5 months after the decide, who first joined Dancing With the Stars in 2005, announced his departure from the show, citing his need to spend extra time together with his household in Britain. After the skilled dancer and coach—who additionally served as a decide on the BBC program Strictly Come Dancing from 2004 to 2016—handed away, a number of members of the Dancing With the Stars household paid tribute, together with his fellow judges.