Credit: Michelle Money's Twitter Photo: Michelle Money and Her Father

On the Bachelor Pad 2 premiere, Michelle Money introduced us to her father, who was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. He said it gave him strength to see her succeed. She said if she won the $250,000, part of it would go toward funding cancer research.

That father/daughter talk is even more poignant now that Michelle’s father has passed away. She tweeted the sad news late Sunday night:

@MoneyMichelle: “Thank you to all for the love and prayers. My dad loved getting tweets from those of u who did. The suffering is done. He is at peace. ... But his life was cut far too short. I am praying that I can use my dads strength and reach out and bring awareness to this awful cancer. ... I am humbled and grateful for the blessing of having him as MY father. He is my hero. My family all appreciates your love and support. ... I will do all I can to prevent anyone else from having to witness what my family and I have. This I can promise.”

Our condolences go to Michelle and her family. Stay strong!

Source: Twitter