Actress Shannen Doherty has lost her father.
If you watch Dancing with the Stars, you may remember a very emotional Shannen Doherty on last season, dancing for her dad who suffered a stroke. It was very moving and heartfelt even if she was the first one eliminated of the season. Doherty was very teary eyed as she spoke about her father and it's heartbreaking to learn that he has died.
"On Sunday, she issued a statement saying John Thomas Doherty died Friday at age 66 after a series of health issues" PopEater confirms. This has to be absolutely devastating for Doherty who was clearly so close to her dad.
Losing a parent is usually difficult, but many of us don't expect to lose our parents until they are in their 80's at least. In this era it is hard to even think about how many people are losing their parents at such young ages due to illness - especially cancer. It's unclear what Mr. Doherty died from and it's unknown if it was anything specific.
Our condolences go out to Shannen and her family.