Dance Moms star Cheryl Burke breaks social media silence to reveal the passing of her father

'Dancing with the Stars' alum Cheryl Burke revealed that her father had passed away on March 9 at the age of 67.


                            Dance Moms star Cheryl Burke breaks social media silence to reveal the passing of her father

'Dance Moms' star Cheryl Burke broke her social media silence, days after her announcement that she was taking a break from social media, to reveal that she had been dealing with the death of her father, Stephen Louis Burke, who passed away on March 9, aged 67.

Burke shared a picture of her father kissing her on her head as a little girl to Instagram with the heartbreaking caption, "Dad, if I had one more chance to have you here with me today, I would do things differently. Every day I would tell you how much I love you. I miss you so much already. Rest In Peace Stephen Louis Burke, April 13, 1950 - March 9, 2018."

Cheryl Burke and her father Stephen Burke (Instagram)
Cheryl Burke and her father Stephen Burke (Instagram)

This echoes the message she left fans with when she announced her social media hiatus on March 14 that had left fans scratching their heads and wondering what had gone down in her life. Burke had written. "I'm dealing with some personal things right now and need to take a break from social media. Thanks for understanding and remember to tell the people who are important to you just how much you love them each and everyday. Xoxo Cheryl."

Burke made her reality television debut as a professional dancer on 'Dancing with the Stars,' where she won two consecutive seasons with 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey and former footballer Emmitt Smith, becoming the first female professional to take home the trophy on the show.

Cheryl Burke was on 'Dancing with the Stars.' (Getty)
Cheryl Burke was on 'Dancing with the Stars.' (Getty)

Burke has also appeared on 'I Can Do That,' where she showed a consistently strong performance throughout the show, coming second in the end behind Pussycat Dolls member Nicole Scherzinger after losing the vote in a supergroup performance.

Ever since she put out the news of her father's passing, fans have been sending her their condolences, with comments on the post reading, "Deepest sympathy to you. Sending prayers 🙏🏼🙏🏼," "I'm so sorry for your loss," "Thoughts and prayers for you and your Family," and "Love you so much and hope everything is ok! Remember how amazing and strong you are! Take time to heal, we will be waiting for you when you get back! Xoxo."

If you have any views or stories that you would like to share with us, drop us an email at writetous@meawwworld.com