Len Goodman, 78
For 30 seasons of “Dancing with the Stars” Len Goodman was the show’s north star.
As head judge of the popular dance competition, the one-time champion ballroom dancer brought a legitimacy to the judges’ table as his critiques of the novice stars trying their best to dance alongside professionals were always tough but fair.
Along with “DWTS,” Goodman was a judge on “Strictly Come Dancing,” the UK version of the competition from 2004 to 2016.
He served as head judge on “DWTS” for more than 15 years and 30 seasons.
Goodman died on April 22 due to bone cancer.