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It's been a rough few weeks for Nancy Kerrigan, whose father passed away on Jan. 24 after an altercation with her brother, Mark.
"I love him and I miss him," Nancy told ETOnline. "We're all devastated. My dad was the center of our life and he did everything for everybody, more than we ever knew. It's just amazing the kind of person he was... We were together all the time... We were so lucky to have had him."
Earlier this week, a medical examiner ruled that Daniel Kerrigan's death was a homicide and the figure skater's brother was charged with assault and battery. But Kerrigan, 40, and her family are supporting Mark and they have written a letter stating that they disagree with the medical examiner's findings.
"There is an ongoing investigation ... but in the letter it does say we're standing behind him," the Olympian said about her brother. "I think that says a lot."
As for moving on without her dad, Kerrigan says that, as hard as it will be, her dad left her with the tools to survive. "I never met someone who didn't like my dad -- he's funny and a joker and means well, and I guess you always knew you could count on him," she said. "He's like my safety net, so it's a little scary living life without him, but I can do it. He taught me to be strong."
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