Nancy Kerrigan's Father Dies, Brother Arrested

Posted on January 25, 2010

Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan is grieving after the unexpected death of her father. Her brother has been arrested in connection with the death, although a cause of death has not been determined. Nancy's father was 70 and had some kind of altercation with her brother before his death. He was arrested and charged with assault. Nancy's mom said her husband had a heart attack and her son is innocent. Nancy's skating friends, Kristi Yamaguchi and Paul Wylie have reached out to her.
Paul Wylie, an Olympic silver medalist who also competed in the 1992 Albertville Olympics with Kerrigan, spoke with her by phone early Monday when he heard the news that Daniel Kerrigan, 70, died after an alleged assault by his troubled son, Mark. "She was really struggling," Wylie tells PEOPLE. "But she called to thank me for calling." Kristi Yamaguchi, who also competed with Kerrigan in Albertville, offered her condolences by text mail, and Kerrigan responded, "Thank you...I appreciate all the support I've been getting."
We wish Nancy and her family all the best during this terrible time.



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