LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Connecticut father who lost his three daughters in a Christmas Day fire several years ago has died. 

A charity started by Matthew Badger announced his death on Facebook, but didn't give any details. Badger started the charity in honor of his daughters 9-year-old Lily and 7-year-olds Sarah and Grace, who were killed in a fire in 2011.

Badger started the Lily Sarah Grace Fund for the Arts page not long after his daughters were killed. The page made the following post on Thursday:

We are deeply saddened to share the news of the passing of Matthew Badger, LSG co-founder. When LSG first started, it was to honor the lives and memories of Matthew’s daughters. Spurred by the vision of Matthew, and co-founder Abby Ballin, countless numbers of children nationwide have benefited from classroom learning experiences enriched by the arts and creativity.

While our hearts are broken, we are honored and committed to carrying on Matthew’s legacy. LSG will continue to transform public elementary schools into child-centered learning environments that meet the needs of all learners while preparing creative 21st century global citizens.

The girl's grandparents, who were from Louisville also died in the fire. 

Badger's ex-wife says his death was sudden and peaceful. He was 51 years old.


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