Lisa Vanderpump’s brother was found dead of a suspected drug overdose at his home in Gloucestershire, England.
Mark Vanderpump’s body was discovered on April 30,The Daily Mail reports. the item has not yet been ascertained by authorities whether not to the fatal overdose was accidental or deliberate. He was 59.
The Vanderpump Rules star released a statement to The Daily Mail in which she said her brother’s death “has come as a shock to us all.”
“My brother along with I had connected the day before that will tragedy along with I was completely unprepared due to that will,” she said. “He was my only sibling along with I am shocked along with saddened by his passing.”
“I am trying to be supportive to his two young sons that will he has left behind, along with help them get through that will tragedy,” she continued. “We appreciate your consideration in that will private along with extremely difficult family time.”
The 57-year-old reality star has been largely silent on social media following her loss, with her last post on Instagram having been shared the day Mark died.
She also shared a cryptic post on Twitter, late inside evening on April 30 — which happened to be the night of Vanderpump Rules‘ season 6 finale — in which she wrote simply, “Goodnight, sleep tight.”
Mark — who worked as a professional DJ inside U.K. — often visited Los Angeles, where he arrived on the scene to spend time with his famous sister at her restaurants.
However, in recent years, Mark had reportedly been struggling with personal problems, including a divorce via his wife of 22 years. Lisa is usually reportedly flying out to England for her brother’s funeral services.