Devastated Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley mourns his father
Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley has paid tribute to his father Michael Snr, who has passed away after a long illness.
The dancer posted on his Twitter account to confirm his father died yesterday.
My dear father Michael James Flatley passed away yesterday. He was my hero, my heart is broken. I love you Dad. pic.twitter.com/tDOhDBvuNJ— Michael Flatley (@MichaelFlatley) March 14, 2015
Flatley said in a recent interview that his father was the greatest inspiration in his life, with his work ethic guiding him through life.
"My father never had a day off, even when he would would probably have wanted one," said Flatley. "His work ethic showed me what I needed to do in my life."