Peta Murgatroyd’s Dad Dead at 81: Read ‘DWTS’ Pro’s Tribute


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Without end in her coronary heart. Peta Murgatroyd’s father, Derek Murgatroyd, has died. He was 81.

“To The Biggest Dad, my teddy bear. That is the tip of our journey earth facet,” the Dancing With the Stars professional, 36, wrote through Instagram on Thursday, December 29, confirming her father’s dying. “Oh how I want we might take this boat journey once more. Within the subsequent life we are going to.”

Alongside her caption, Peta shared a throwback picture of the father-daughter duo exchanging a look throughout a sailboat journey. A second snap confirmed the professional dancer holding her father’s hand within the hospital.

“I do know although that you’ll proceed to journey with me till I see you once more. I hope I made you proud these 36 years,” the Peta Jane Magnificence founder continued. “You had been my every part and I’ll miss you till my days listed here are finished. I’ll maintain the heat of your hand in my coronary heart ceaselessly.”

She concluded: “At all times your ‘darling child lady,’ as you’d say. I like you till the twelfth of by no means. Without end Daddy’s Lady.”

Shortly after Peta shared the emotional information, her fellow DWTS colleagues shared their condolences.

“Oh Peta I’m so sorry in your loss. You might have undoubtedly made him proud. Sending you a lot love ❤️,” Alan Bersten wrote through Instagram touch upon Thursday.

The New Zealand native’s sister-in-law and fellow DWTS star, Jenna Johnson, additionally despatched her prayers. “Will always remember our jazz membership night time with him. Pure pleasure and happiness. ♥️,” replied the 28-year-old pregnant Utah native, who’s married to Peta’s husband Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s youthful brother Val Chmerkovskiy.

The Burn the Ground alum wed Maksim, now 42, in July 2017, six months after welcoming son Shai, now 5. Whereas the married couple love doting on their son, they’ve been candid about their fertility struggles of their makes an attempt to increase their brood. (Peta has suffered three miscarriages since 2020 and has skilled a number of failed in vitro fertilization cycles.)

“It’s traumatizing, and [Maks is] the one which’s closest to me,” the choreographer solely informed Us Weekly in July. “So, he goes via it as a lot as I am going via it, so to talk. It did carry us nearer collectively. If you undergo one thing like that, it’s simply an final bonding session. … If you come to these crossroads and people massive choices, making them collectively and shifting ahead collectively as a household unit is so necessary, and I really feel like we did that.”

As Peta began her personal brood, she all the time remained near her mother and father. “I like you Dad! This father-daughter time was wonderful and I really feel fully rejuvenated having you right here with me,” she captioned a Father’s Day tribute through Instagram in June 2018. “Right now is yours and I like you immensely.”