Nancy Kerrigan’s Father Dead. Brother Arrested.
Former Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan’s 70-year-old father Daniel died at her childhood home in Stoneham, MA. Her brother Mark (age 45) has been arrested in connection with Daniel’s death.
Mark Kerrigan had been living at the home of his parents for unknown reasons, and in a drunken state, wanted to use the kitchen phone at about 1:00am. Daniel Kerrigan refused to let him use the phone, and a struggle ensued. Mark grabbed his father by the neck when Daniel fell to the ground of an apparent heart-attack.
Paramedics arrived and took the elder Kerrigan to the hospital, but were unable to revive him.
Police had to use pepper spray to subdue Mark, who was described as “belligerent and combative” by the arresting officers.
Funeral services for Daniel Kerrigan are planned for this week.