Lisa Vanderpump is in mourning.
According to The Daily Mail, the long-time Bravo star’s brother, Mark Vanderpump, was found dead at his home in Gloucestershire, England on April 30.
He was 59 years old.
The aforementioned British newspaper explains that Mark worked as a DJ and that his death is believed to be the result of a drug overdose.
As of this writing, it’s unclear whether this overdose was accidental or deliberate.
This awful news has only just gone public, but it explains why Lisa has not been updating her social media page or making any statements of late.
In a statement released to DailyMail.com, Vanderpump says the tragedy is a “shock to us all,” adding that she last had contact with her sibling the day before he died.
Scroll down for a look at Lisa’s full statement:
This has come as a shock to us all. My brother and I had connected the day before this tragedy and I was completely unprepared for this.
He was my only sibling and I am shocked and saddened by his passing.
I am trying to be supportive to his two young sons that he has left behind, and help them get through this tragedy.
We appreciate your consideration in this private and extremely difficult family time.
Lisa and Mark often vacationed together, while the latter was a frequent visitor to his sister’s Los Angeles restaurants Sur, Villa Blanca and PUMP.
Below, for example, the loved ones are seen together in August of 2014.
We don’t wish to speculate wildly and we certainly don’t want to speak ill the dead, but Mark’s 22-year marriage ended in divorce.
He appeared on some kind of reality show titled “Gold Diggers and Proud” and was living a “very colorful life until it all sadly went wrong,” an anonymous insider tells The Daily Mail.
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Source:: The Hollywood Gossip