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Shannen Doherty

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Shannen Doherty has had to say goodbye to her inspiration.

The actress's father, John Thomas Doherty, died on Friday at 66. He was in poor health for some time and had suffered a stroke not long before his daughter's appearance on Dancing With the Stars in March.

In fact, Doherty dedicated her short time on the show to her father, who was doing well enough to be in the audience when she performed.

Calling him the "greatest man in the world," she said in a statement: "I love him with every inch of my being and cannot imagine life without him."