Nancy Kerrigan Devastated By Father's Death

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Despite the tragic death of her father Daniel, Nancy Kerrigan is still showing the class and courtesy for which she is known throughout the skating world.

"She is really struggling," said 1992 Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie, who checked up on his former teammate. "But she called to thank me for calling."

Kristi Yamaguchi, who also competed with Kerrigan, offered condolences by text, and Kerrigan responded, "Thank you, I really appreciate all the support."

Authorities charged Nancy's brother, Mark Kerrigan, with assaulting his father who died in an altercation at the family's Massachusetts home January 24.

A cause of death has not been determined, but Daniel Kerrigan's wife, Brenda, tells the Boston Herald he may have suffered a heart attack.

Nancy Kerrigan competed at the 1992 and 1994 Olympics.

At a Monday arraignment in the Boston suburb of Woburn, Mark Kerrigan pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and was held on $10,000 bail.

"I am so saddened for Nancy," Yamaguchi, also winner of ABC's Dancing With the Stars' sixth season, "My heart goes out to Nancy and her family."

"Nancy is part of our family and the loss of a parent is devastating. I always smile when I think of Dan because he was a lot of fun and he had such pride for his daughter and her accomplishments. That meant a lot to Nancy."

Mark Kerrigan "appeared intoxicated" and had to be pepper sprayed by cops after the alleged altercation, according to the Stoneham Police Department.

He "became belligerent and combative" and police say Mark admitted he put his hands around his father's neck and at first thought his dad was faking it.

His attorney lawyer said that Mark Kerrigan suffers from post traumatic stress disorder from his stint in the Army, and has been living in his parent's basement after spending time in jail for assault and battery related charges.

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