This is unimaginably tragic.
The team did release a statement on the matter, though (below):
Another one bites the dust!
Monday night's episode of Dancing With the Stars was Dynamic Duo themed, with each of our Top 7 and their partners embodying famous pairs!
But that wasn't the only DWTS staple that was in play last night, because we got the season's first Dance Off as well.
To get things going, Lea Thompson and Artem Chigvintsev performed a Jazz dance as Bonnie and Clyde, and it went over pretty well with the judges. They scored a respectable 32 out of 40, but we can't help but notice that Lea is definitely showing some fatigue now that we're so far into the competition. She's unfortunately no longer a front runner in our eyes.
Michael Waltrip and Emma Slater went second with their Foxtrot as Tarzan and Jane. While the dance was nice, it was, again, slightly creepy seeing the 51-year-old NASCAR driver trying to kiss the 25-year-old dance pro.
Janel Parrish and Val Chmerkovskiy went third and gave a perfect Contemporary routine as Romeo and Juliet. They're our favorite every week, and this week was no different because dressed as Shakespeare's most famous couple, the sparks between the two were even stronger. We're totally 'shipping them hardcore.
Fourth to go were Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd who gave a very simple Paso Doble as Johnny and June. It was so basic, in fact, that it looked more like a week one dance than a week eight one.
Sadie Robertson and Mark Ballas went next, and we think we've finally nailed down our opinions on the reality star's dancing abilities. While she always does her best, including this week as Adam and Eve, being a dancer just doesn't come naturally to her, and she always looks like she doesn't know what to do with her limbs. Lovely girl though.
Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson went after them and gave a super over-the-top Cha-cha-cha as Batman and Robin. It was seriously hilarious and included a zip line entrance. It was so great that we're surprised it didn't get a perfect score actually.
Bethany Mota and Derek Hough were last to go and did a really cute Salsa as I Love Lucy's Lucy and Ricky Ricardo! We loved the kitchen set and the costume, but we realllllly would have loved if the whole thing was in black and white. Would have been a nice touch.
After all seven performed, it was Janel who scored the highest with a perfect 40 and was granted immunity!
The remaining six couples then had to compete in dance off that consisted of Alfonso beating Lea, Bethany beating Sadie in a tie breaker, and Tommy beating Michael all for three points a piece.
After a packed two hours, it came down to Michael and Tommy as the (justified) bottom two.
And the celeb who danced their last dance was…
We're glad that he went home now and didn't steal a spot in the Top 6 from someone who actually deserved it, but we will miss Emma a ton.
Here's hoping she gets a better partner for season 20!