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Devastated Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley mourns his father

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Michael Flatley and his family in mourining
Michael Flatley and his family in mourining

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.

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."