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Len Goodman, long-serving ‘Dancing with the Stars’ judge, dies at 78

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Len Goodman, the long-serving head judge of Dancing with the Stars, has died at 78, his manager told ABC News.

“Len died on Saturday evening surrounded by his family in a hospice in Kent. He has bone cancer. He kept his sense of humor throughout his illness and was a ‘true gentleman,"” his manager said in a statement Monday.

Goodman, who was also a judge on the British reality competition Strictly Come Dancing, stepped down as head judge on Dancing with the Stars in November 2022.

“I’ve been with the show since it started in 2005 and it has been a huge pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful show,” he said at the time.

He added, “But I’ve decided I’d like to spend more time with my grandchildren and family back in Britain.”

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