Lisa Vanderpump‘s 59-year-old brother Mark passed away last month, reportedly of a drug overdose.
Mark Vanderpump, the reality star’s older brother, was found dead at his home in Gloucestershire, England, on April 30, reports The Daily Mail. The cause of death is a suspected drug overdose, according to the outlet, but it’s unclear whether the fatal overdose was accidental or deliberate.
Vanderpump, whose last social media posts were that day, released a statement to The Blast saying:
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.