Carrie Ann Inaba blogs that her father died days before 'Dancing with the Stars' premiere

The "Dancing with the Stars" Season 16 premiere was a bittersweet one for judge Carrie Ann Inaba. Just a few days before the competition show began its season on ABC, Inaba lost her father, Rodney Y. Inaba.Carrie Ann wrote about her father in what was meant to be a "DWTS" style blog for Rodney Inaba passed away on Thursday (March 14), leaving his daughter with a tough decision about whether or not to participate in the first episode of the new season."I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to make it through the show with all the emotions that have been overflowing," Inaba wrote on Wednesday (March 20). "But I felt my father's spirit was with me last night, supporting me and cheering me on."Despite her grief, Inaba did not give away that she was hurting throughout the show. She made her typical dancing critiques and even managed to jokingly...


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