Bachelor Pad 2 Star Michelle Money's Father Passes Away

Celebrity News Aug. 15, 2011 AT 6:27PM
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Michelle Money's father, Scott Edward Cartwright, lost his battle to colon cancer on Sunday. The Bachelor Pad 2 star introduced her dad during the show's premiere, vowing that if she won the show's $250,000 prize, part of the money would go towards funding cancer research.

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The reality star, 30, told Us Weekly her father "died knowing how loved he was" and was "surrounded by family."

"He is in a better place," Money said. "I am a better person having spent these last few days surrounded by his love and support for me."

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Money thanked her fans "for their prayers and thoughts during this difficult time."

She tweeted Sunday that her father's "suffering [was] done" and he was "at peace."

"But his life was cut far too short," she continued. "I am praying that I can use my dad's strength and reach out and bring awareness to this awful cancer."

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