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DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Semi-Finals" - The penultimate episode will feature this seasons six remaining couples battling it out in two rounds of dances for a spot in the finale, as they also face a double elimination live, MONDAY, NOV. 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (Christopher Willard via Getty Images) LEN GOODMAN

Oh this is so sad. It was just announced, longtime “Dancing with the Stars” judge Len Goodman has passed away at 78. Len just announced his retirement from the long time show and was loved by so many.

“Heart broken my dear friend and partner for 19 years the one and only ballroom legend #lengoodman passed away,” wrote Bruno Tonioli, sharing a fun, candid photo of himself and Goodman smiling widely while in an embrace.

There has been numerous country stars who have been on DWTS as well. From Wynonna Judd, Chuck Wicks, Sara Evans and Billy Ray Cyrus, Jana Kramer and Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen.

Len Goodman was an icon in the dance world and was a long-time staple in many households. He was on 30 seasons on the Dancing with the Stars which was such a popular show on ABC. It moved to Disney+ last season which many didn’t like. It was also announced that Tyra Banks would be leaving as host and long dancer, and judge, Julianne Hough would be taking over as host with Alfonso Ribeiro.

  • Len's Final Season

  • Good Morning American Paid Tribute

  • He Passed from Cancer

  • Love from Fellow Judge Bruno Tonioli

  • You'll Be Missed Len