Nancy Kerrigan's Father Dies, Brother Arrested

1/25/2010 11:59 AM PST

Nancy Kerrigan's Father Dies, Brother Arrested

Nancy Kerrigan's 70-year-old father was found dead at the former Olympian's childhood home in the Boston area yesterday -- and her brother was arrested in connection with the incident.

Mark Kerrigan is scheduled to appear in court sometime this morning.

Nancy -- who is married with 3 kids -- lives roughly ten minutes from the home where the incident occurred.

The incident comes almost 16 years from the morning she was attacked in a plot orchestrated by skating rival Tonya Harding.

UPDATE: Nancy's mother told the Boston Herald, "My husband had a massive heart attack," adding "This is a very difficult time for me."

According to the police report, Mark and Daniel were yelling and pushing at each other until Daniel suddenly fell to the ground.

Nancy's mother told police the fight was over the telephone -- when Daniel refused to let Mark use the phone, Mark grabbed him by the throat. When Daniel was choking, Mark thought his father was "faking it."

The police report also noted that Mark appeared intoxicated when officials arrived on scene --and cops had to use pepper spray to subdue him.

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