Cheryl Burke of "Dancing With the Stars" lamented the death of "Strictly Come Dancing" designer Luca Sartori,
a former ballroom dancer who died abruptly on August 27 after having a seizure. He was 54 years old at the time.
Sartori's death was confirmed by his 26-year girlfriend,
designer Vesa Hietala, in an Instagram post on August 28."
Yesterday I lost the love of my life, my best friend, and my partner of 26 years," Hietala posted on Facebook.
"Luca had no known health conditions, but he had some kind of seizure and his heart just stopped,"
the designer stated. "The paramedics worked for 50 minutes to revive him, but he never regained consciousness."
"I have no words to describe my pain and loss," he said at the end.