Cheryl Burke’s Post About Her Father’s Passing Reminds Us To Cherish Our Loved Ones

"I miss you so much already."

After experiencing a personal tragedy, Cheryl Burke is reminding us all to appreciate our loved ones while they're still here — and it's a lesson we should all take to heart.


The Dancing With the Stars pro revealed on social media that her father, Stephen Louis Burke, passed away on March 9 at the age of 67. "Dad, if I had one more chance to have you here with me today, I would do things differently," she wrote. "Every day I would tell you how much I love you. I miss you so much already."

Along with the emotional post, the 33-year-old included a throwback photo in which she is getting a kiss on her forehead from her dad. It's clearly a moment that Burke treasures and wanted to share with everyone.

As People points out, Burke hasn't always had the closest relationship with her dad, but she explained that they had reconnected — proving that we all have ups and downs but that the love of family is important.

This explains why Burke announced a social media hiatus as she was "dealing with some personal things right now." In the post, the Dancing Lessons author thanked everyone for understanding and told them to "remember to tell the people who are important to you just how much you love them each and everyday [sic]."

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Burke at this time.

Cover image via Eric McCandless / ABC

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