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Tuesday November 6, 2007 2:01 pm

Another Death Affects ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Family

DescriptionAnother week, another unfortunate story for the participants of

Early this morning, 90-year-old father, George, passed away.  Just last night, was on talking about a large family reunion scheduled for later this week.  Members of the 125-member clan were being flown into Chicago for a special appearance on .  Friday’s episode is now currently up in the air (as is Marie’s attendance on tonight’s DWTS results show).

This news comes one month after Jane Seymour’s mother died in England.  Marie Osmond often commented that she and Jane had bonded over this tragedy; Marie lost her own mother, Olive, just three years ago.

Of course, bad news has not been limited to the dancers on the show—several DWTS performers have experienced family emergencies as well.  Gloria Estefan cancelled her performance last month after her mother suffered an intestinal rupture.  The following week, Jennifer Lopez was forced to adjust her taping schedule when her grandmother passed away.

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