Beloved Former 'DWTS' Judge Len Goodman Passes Away at 78 After Short Battle with Bone Cancer

Breaking News: Former 'DWTS' Judge Len Goodman Passes Away at 78

This is heart-wrenching news for all the "Dancing with the Stars" fans out there. As a celebrity news expert, I'm deeply saddened to report that Len Goodman, the former 'DWTS' judge has passed away at the age of 78. The legendary dance expert died last Saturday after a short battle with bone cancer, just three days shy of his 79th birthday. It's undoubtedly a significant loss for the entertainment industry and the world of dance.

Len Goodman was an inseparable part of the 'Dancing with the Stars' franchise. His expertise, charm, and humor were a perfect combination that kept the audience engaged and the contestants on their toes. He was the original judge of the show and served as a head judge for 21 seasons. His contributions to the show are immeasurable, and his absence will be felt strongly.

Here are some of Len Goodman's notable contributions to the entertainment industry:

  • Len Goodman was an accomplished dancer and choreographer himself. He started his career as a dance teacher and went on to choreograph music videos for famous artists like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, and Elton John.
  • He judged several dance shows, including "Strictly Come Dancing" and "Dancing with the Stars" in the U.S. and the U.K.
  • Len Goodman was a sought-after dance expert and judge. His advice and feedback were highly valued by the contestants and the viewers alike.
  • He was a four-time British Champion and the founder of the Goodman Dance Academy, where he trained many professional dancers.

Len Goodman's passing is a huge loss for the entertainment industry. His contribution to the dance world is immense, and he will always be remembered for his wit, charm, and expertise. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Len Goodman. You will be missed.