Who Is John Thomas Doherty Jr.? Late Father Of Shannen Doherty

by Pragya Tue Sep 26 2023 Updated On Wed Sep 27 2023
Who Is John Thomas Doherty Jr.? Late Father Of Shannen Doherty

John Thomas Doherty Jr. is the late father of American actress Shannen Doherty. He was a professional financial advisor professionally

He was married to his wife, Rosa Elizabeth Doherty, and had two children with her. 

He died in 2010 at the age of 66. He was an American citizen by nationality. 

John Thomas Doherty Jr. with his wife.
John Thomas Doherty Jr. with his wife. Source: Instagram

John’s Relationship With His Daughter

John was father to two children: a son named Sean and a daughter named Shannen. He loved and supported both of his children. 

Sadly, he died in 2010 after having a stroke, leaving his family heartbroken. 

His daughter shared about his death on social media, writing that John was her mentor and hero.

John and Shannen both had great relationships, and losing a father figure left Shannen devastated. 

She learned many things from him, and even after his death, he will always be remembered by his daughter. 

John Thomas Doherty Jr. with his daughter, Shannen Doherty.
John Thomas Doherty Jr. with his daughter, Shannen Doherty. Source: Facebook

About John’s Daughter Shannen

Shannen is a professional actress known for her appearance as Jenny Wilder in the 80s TV show Little House on the Prairie

In 2021, she played as Dobbs in the movie Fortress. She was born to her parents in 1971 and has her birthday on April 12

She grew up with her brother Sean

Married Life Of Shannen

Shannen is married to her soon-to-be ex-husband Kurtis Iswarienko. The couple got married back in 2011

They are going through the divorce process, as Shannen filed for divorce on April 23

According to Shannen, her filing for the divorce was irreconcilable differences.

Shannen Doherty with her husband.
Shannen Doherty with her husband. Source: Pinterest

Shannon Past Relationships

In 1993, Shannen was engaged to her fiance, Dean Jay Factor

Their relationship didn’t last long, as they separated shortly after getting engaged. 

She then tied the knot With Ashley Hamilton in the same year. 

Their marriage lasted only for a year, and then they got divorced. 

After that, she married Rick Salomon in 2002, and unfortunately, their marriage lasted only for nine months.

Age And Net Worth

His daughter, Shannen, is 52 years old. She has a net worth of $5 Million. Her source of income is acting.

Shannon Wants To Live

Shannon was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015

She talked about her breast cancer diagnosis in Dr. Oz’s talk show and shared that she agreed to have the breast surgery. 

The doctors gave her two surgery options, and she said she left it to the doctors because they knew what would be good. 

She also said that she was okay with removing her breasts. 

She loves her breast but doesn’t feel that her breast is worth more than her life. 

She said she would rather live a long life without her breasts than die with breasts because she knew that the cancer would eventually take her life if she didn’t get the mastectomy. 

Shannen Had Brain Cancer

Shannen's life has been full of ups and downs. 

The actress was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, and to cure that, she went through multiple chemotherapy sessions and had a hard time living with it. 

A few years later, she said that her cancer was reduced with the treatment she was going through, but in 2020, her cancer returned, and as of now, it has spread to her brain. 

She shared about her brain cancer through her Instagram, where she posted a video of her undergoing radiation treatment. 

She was scared and was in tears going through that treatment. 

In that same post, she thanked the medical staff for providing excellent care during her difficult situation. 

Shannen Is Full Of Positivity 

Shannen has been fighting cancer for a long time. 

As she is in the last stage of cancer, things have been too complicated. 

However, she is giving her best to live a good and positive life. 

Instead of thinking she won’t be able to live long or see tomorrow, she says she will live a long life and break records. 

She focuses on the future and does everything that she wants to do. 

She tries her best to live an everyday life like before cancer, and she doesn’t feel she has cancer until she has to take her medicine or go to a routine check-up every six months. 

Those times are the only time when she realizes that she has cancer, and besides that, she is living to her fullest.

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