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Nancy Kerrigan Pens Letter to Fans

Nancy Kerrigan Pens Letter to Fans

Figure-skating champion Nancy Kerrigan has released a letter to her friends and fans following the tragic death of her father Daniel Kerrigan. Here’s the letter obtained by ET:

“Dear Friends, The last several weeks have been the most difficult of my life. As many of you who ever met my dad know, he was someone who took an interest in everyone that he came in contact with and, if he knew you much at all, had an endearing wisecrack that would be sure to make you laugh. For me, he was my safety net. He was always there for me no matter what turn the world might take. He was a friend to [my husband and agent Jerry Solomon] and a doting grandpa to our kids.

“For my mother, he was much more than that. He was her eyes, her confidante, her dance partner, her life partner. In short, he was her everything.

“For my brothers, he was the ultimate role model: the guy they continue to try to emulate. And his impact spread far beyond our family. Over 2,000 people lined up in 20 degree weather and stood for over 3 hours to pay their last respects. From the pizza delivery guy to the bank teller to millionaire business people to congressmen, he was a friend to everyone and had a special place in each one’s life. The stories we heard about my dad, from childhood friends to recent acquaintances were funny and touching. Most of all, they make us proud.

“We will miss my dad every day. Whether it is hearing him tell the kids one of his silly stories or watching him roll his eyes as he goes to the market for the fourth time that afternoon or having a beer with him at the end of the day. Mainly, we will miss just knowing he is there…”

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  • slambang

    My heart goes out to Nancy and her family. What a tragedy.

  • Colleen

    Such a beautiful tribute, our prayers are with you and your family.

  • rhonda

    Dear Nancy,

    I remember your Dad well. Didn’t know him, but his goodness showed through. So sorry for your family’s loss and for your brother’s trouble. So sad, you and your family are in our prayers.

  • Anon

    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers for your Mother and all the family, Nancy. Your family seemed like a wonderful man, his memory will live on in your hearts. Your Mom and brother will need your support, be strong Nancy. I’m praying for strength for you all, especially you.

  • rocky

    Dear Nancy:

    I lost my most wonderful father a few years back and I understand what you’re going through. My prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time.

  • Mary

    Having lost my father a few years ago, I know the crushing grief that comes with that, hers is most definitely compounded by having it include her brother. So sad.

  • FED UP …MOVE ON NANCY

    It was fun seeing his ex wife on the Today Show ..talking about her
    marriage to her brother…It is time to take the privacy root and go
    away.. we do not need to see you every day.. just because your
    brother accidently killed his own father.. Difficult or not there is no
    reason to see it every day.. NANCY KERRIGAN INTERVIEW TONIGHT.
    THAT SAID BE GOOD GIRL AND HAVE YOUR PRIVACY TIME..GET ON
    WITH YOUR LIFE.. IS THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY THAT SLOW
    WE HAVE TO BRING OUT AN EX SKATER.. WIPPEE..I lost my father
    too but we do not need to see this every day…BUT THANKS INSIDER
    FOR THE DAILY WHAT HAPPENED NEXT.

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