len goodman, formally Leonard Gordon Goodman, is a British professional ballroom dancer, dance judge and coach.
Len Goodman Cause of Death
Len Goodman died of bone cancer on Saturday 22 April 2023 aged 78 in a hospice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
len goodman biography
Born on April 25, 1944, he started dancing at the age of 19 after his doctor suggested it as a treatment for a foot injury.
Len Goodman age
Len Goodman was born on April 25, 1944 in Bethnal Green, London, England. In April last year (2022), he celebrated his 78th birthday.
Goodman passed away on Saturday, April 22, three days before his 79th birthday on Tuesday, April 25
Len Goodman Parents
Len Goodman was born to parents in Bethnal Green, London, England. Louisa Goodman (mother) and Leonard Gordon Goodman (father).
len goodman siblings
Len Goodman has never revealed any information about his siblings, so we cannot be sure if he is the only child of his parents; Louisa Goodman (mother) and Leonard Gordon Goodman (father). There is no record of that.
Len Goodman’s career
Goodman turned professional, won various competitions and retired from dancing after winning the British Championships in Blackpool in his 20s
In 2006 and 2007 he received the Carl Allen Award for his outstanding contribution to dance.
One of his shows was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Reality/Competition Show category
From its inception in 2004 until 2016, Goodman served as lead judge for the BBC One dance competition Strictly Come Dancing.
He was last seen in the Christmas special. On May 9, 2017, it was announced that Shirley Ballas would succeed Goodman as Chief Justice.
From 2005 to 2022, Goodman also served as head judge on the television dance show “Dancing With the Stars.”
He announced during the Season 31 semifinal airing that he would be retiring from the show (Dancing with the Stars) in order to spend more time with his family in the UK.
Between 2013 and 2018, Goodman occasionally played Sunday afternoon music on BBC Radio 2 during Paul O’Grady’s off weeks.
Sadly, the former Strictly Come Daving judge has passed away. Len Goodman died on Saturday 22 April 2023 at a hospice in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
In a statement, his manager, Jackie Gill, said: “It is with great sadness to announce that Len Goodman has peacefully passed away at the age of 78.
“A loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by family, friends and all who knew him.”
Len Goodman’s wife
As of April 2023, Ryan Goodman has been married twice. He married his dance partner, Cherry Kingston, but they later divorced. Goodman and Kingston married in 1972 and separated in 1987.
After the breakup, on December 30, 2012, Len Goodman held a small wedding at Mosimann’s, a dining club in London, and married his partner of more than ten years, 47-year-old dance teacher Sue Barrett.
len goodman children
Len Goodman leaves behind a son named James William Goodman. The late professional ballroom dancer was then in a long-term relationship with a woman named Leslie with whom he had a son, James.
James William Goodman was born on 26 January 1981 but moved back to her native Isle of Wight with her mother at the age of 12 after her parents separated.
James followed in his father’s footsteps by training to be a dancer.He is a Latin dancer and ballroom dancer who teaches at the Goodman School of Dance, his father’s dance center
There is no information on whether the late dance judge had another child with his ex-wife Cherry Kingston or his current wife Sue Goodman.
As of his death in 2023, Ryan Goodman had an estimated net worth of $18 million.
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