Shannen Doherty released a statement announcing the passing of her father, John Thomas Doherty. PEOPLE is reporting that in the statement the actress announces that her father passed away last Friday, at the age of 66.
Doherty had previously told the magazine that the reason she chose to take on the challenge of being on Dancing with the Stars was because her father was facing his own challenges after suffering a stroke on Christmas Day.
Doherty’s father was always very supportive of his daughter’s career, moving from Memphis to Los Angeles when Shannen was only 7 to support her career.
In the statement Shannen said that her father was the “greatest man in the world . . . I love him with every inch of my being and cannot imagine life without him.”
Our condolences to the entire Doherty family.
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