'DWTS' Household Remembers Len Goodman on IG

Dancing With the Stars followers are mourning the lack of beloved and longtime decide Len Goodman.

On April 24, information broke that the veteran TV decide died from bone most cancers on the age of 78. The Strictly Come Dancing alum’s agent first introduced his dying to BBC, sharing that Len was “surrounded by his household” when he died at a hospice in Kent, England, two days prior on April 22, per Individuals.

“It’s with nice disappointment to announce that Len Goodman has handed away peacefully, aged 78,” his supervisor Jackie Gill wrote in an official assertion to the British information community. “A a lot cherished husband, father and grandfather who might be sorely missed by household, associates and all who knew him.”

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Amid the heartbreaking growth, Len’s Dancing With the Stars castmates remembered him in a collection of emotional tributes on Instagram.

Carrie Ann Inaba: “A Dancer. A instructor. A refined gentleman. A beautiful storyteller. A particular soul. A mentor. A household man. And… A treasured buddy. Saying goodbye on the finish of final season broke my coronary heart. However in the present day’s information has shattered it over again. I can’t consider that you just’re gone. You had been certainly one of a form my expensive buddy. And I’ll cherish our recollections and maintain them shut, whereas I be part of so many others in mourning your loss.”

Bruno Tonioli: “[Heartbroken] my expensive buddy and accomplice for 19 years the one and solely ballroom legend #lengoodman handed away. I’ll treasure the reminiscence of our unimaginable adventures and lots of of reveals we did collectively @bbcstrictly @dancingwiththestars. [There] won’t ever be anybody such as you. We are going to miss you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Bruno.”

Former Dancing With the Stars co-host Tom Bergeron added: “A superb man, certainly. 😞 #rip.”

Incoming DWTS new co-host Julianne Hough wrote: “From the time we met after I was 10 years outdated competing in London, to my first time on DWTS and feeling at residence due to your acquainted face … To then have sat by your aspect as a decide, somewhat accomplice, for therefore a few years creating so many inside jokes and recollections was and might be a sacred a part of my life that I’ll all the time cherish. The knowledge, playfulness, and sophistication that radiated from you touched all of us with such affect. I’m ceaselessly grateful for the numerous years you influenced my previous, current and future! What an honor is has been to have been part of your fantastic life. You’re a legend and left a gorgeous legacy. I really like you ceaselessly. Sending all my like to your loved ones and particularly ‘your Sue’ 🤍🕊️🕺🪩.”

Longtime followers of the dance competitors collection additionally commented on the devastating loss on social media.

“So unhappy!!! Beloved him as a decide on DWTS. Might he relaxation in peace 😢,” one particular person wrote on Instagram. “The present won’t ever be the identical with you Len Goodman. Relaxation In Peace, I hope [you’re] dancing in Heaven,” one other follower replied. “Unhappy day within the dance neighborhood. True legend. Might he relaxation in peace,” a unique consumer added.

All through Len’s life, he achieved many accolades, because of his love of dancing. Per The Hollywood Reporter, he began his profession at age 19 and received the British Championships by the point he was in his late 20s. He acquired a number of awards for his work in dancing and opened up the Goodman Dance Academy in Kent as a means of educating.

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When it got here to TV, Len additionally made strides in his contribution to the artwork. He began out as a decide on Britain’s dance contest present Strictly Come Dancing in 2004 earlier than concurrently engaged on Dancing With the Stars beginning in 2005. He retired from Strictly in 2016 to give attention to the American actuality competitors present completely.

As viewers might know, he made his closing look on the Disney+ collection in November 2022, after revealing that he needed to retire to spend time along with his family members.

“I have been with the present because it began in 2005, and it’s been an enormous pleasure to be an enormous a part of such a beautiful present,” Len said at the time. “However I’ve determined I would prefer to spend extra time with my grandchildren and household again in Britain. I can not thanks sufficient, the Dancing With the Stars household. It has been such a beautiful expertise for me.”