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Michael Flatley pays touching tribute to his late father - 'He was my hero'

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Michael Flatley with his late father Michael Snr

Michael Flatley with his late father Michael Snr

Michael Flatley with his late father Michael Snr

Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley has paid tribute to his later father describing him as his "hero".

The dancer announced the death of his father Michael James Flatley on Twitter earlier today.

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Michael Flatley with his wife Niamh.

Michael Flatley with his wife Niamh.

Michael Flatley and his first edition of 'Ulysses'

Michael Flatley and his first edition of 'Ulysses'

Michael Flatley

Michael Flatley

Michael Flatley sr with his son Michael Flatley
Pic: Michael Flatley/Twitter

Michael Flatley sr with his son Michael Flatley Pic: Michael Flatley/Twitter

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Michael Flatley with his wife Niamh.

"My dear father Michael James Flatley passed away yesterday. He was my hero, my heart is broken. I love you Dad," Flatley posted.

The dancer posted a collage of touching images of his father in the tweet.

Social media users have been extending their sympathies to Flatley following the announcement.

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