Longtime “Dancing With the Stars” co-host Tom Bergeron revealed in a touching Twitter post that his mother, Catherine “Kay” Bergeron, has died. The news comes just four months after his father Raymond “Ray” Bergeron’s death.
The 61-year-old TV personality broke the news Saturday, sharing a photo of him and his mom. See the post below.
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) March 5, 2016
Thank you so much for your words of support & sympathy. I'll miss @GMA Tues. for my Mom's services, but can't wait to get back to work 3/21
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) March 6, 2016
The day before his mom’s death, Bergeron had posted on Twitter that she wasn’t doing well and the family had gathered by her side.
“4 months ago my Mom lost the love of her life,” he captioned a photo of himself between both his parents. “Now we’ve gathered at her bedside. They never did like being apart.”
As previously reported, Bergeron took a week off from “Dancing With the Stars” in October to be by his father’s side. Season 19 winner Alfonso Ribeiro filled in for him, joining Erin Andrews on the ballroom floor as the co-host of the ABC reality show.
Upon Bergeron’s return, he dedicated the Oct. 12 episode to his late father, telling the audience, “My dad loved this show. Never missed an episode, and I’d like to think somewhere that he didn’t miss this one.”
Several “Dancing With the Stars” contestants reached out to Bergeron following his dad’s death, including Bindi Irwin who lost her father, Steve Irwin, in 2006.
“I was hugging [Tom] in dress rehearsal,” she told People magazine. “It is a really, really tough club to be in, and my heart and soul and energy go out to him.”
Just like last time, several “Dancing With the Stars” alum and judges have expressed their condolences for Bergeron’s loss. See their tweets below:
@Tom_Bergeron bless them.. Love to you __✨_❤️
— Elizabeth Berkley (@ElizBerkley) March 6, 2016
— Carrie Ann Inaba (@carrieanninaba) March 6, 2016
@Tom_Bergeron I am so sorry tom. May they rest in peace
— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) March 6, 2016
@Tom_Bergeron my thoughts and prayers are you and your family buddy.
— billengvall (@billengvall) March 5, 2016