Len Goodman, former ‘Dancing With the Stars’ judge, dead at 78

Former “Dancing With the Stars” judge Len Goodman has died at age 78.

The English dance expert, who featured in the ballroom competition from 2005 until last year, died on Saturday in a hospice in Kent, southern England, following a battle with bone cancer, his manager confirmed.

“He was surrounded by his family,” Goodman’s manager, Jackie Gill, told CNN in a statement on Monday.

Goodman was born in London in 1944. According to his website, he started dancing at age 19 and was a professional dancer before venturing into TV.