What was Sean Rice’s cause of death?
She 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.
“Gone too soon, but we will love you for a thousand years.”
No cause of death has been disclosed.
Other DOI skaters also paid tribute, with Alexandra Schauman describing feeling “utterly broken and in disbelief”.
She added: “Life is so precious and fragile.
“We have done life together, laughed and cried and skated our hearts out together.
“There are literally no words to describe the pain and shock I am feeling right now, knowing I will never hear your laugh again Sean, or be the recipient of your all-healing bear hugs, or be able to share the ice and stage with you and Jodeyne like we had always planned to do again one day.
“I miss you and love you and I know heaven must be beautiful right now because it has you in it.”