DANCING on Ice pro Sean Rice has died aged 49. The ice skater tragically passed away on January 14 friends have said. A spokesperson for Dancing On Ice confirmed: "We are all deeply saddened to hear this news. "Sean was a wonderful skater and friend to many on the Dancing On Ice team.
Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time." Fellow skater Frankie Poultney said: "Pro skaters are heartbroken today, we lost a true larger than life great - an epic skater, a husband, father, and my friend of 20 years. "Sean Rice, 20/07/72 - 14/01/22 gone too soon, but we will Love You For A Thousand Years.
All of our thoughts are with Signey and Jodeyne." Sean took part on the show with Angela Rippon in 2011 and Chemmy Alcott the following year.
Chemmy paid tribute to Sean on Twitter, writing: "Have just heard the tragic news that Sean Rice, my partner from DOI, has passed away.Read more on thesun.co.uk