TV personality and restaurateur Lisa Vanderpump is calling her brother’s demise “a shock to us all, ” according to a report in the Daily Mail Sunday.
The British tabloid reported that 59 -year-old Mark Vanderpump, who worked as a DJ, died of a suspected medication overdose at his home in Gloucestershire, England, on April 30.
It’s unclear it the fatal overdose was accidental or deliberate, according to the paper.
An email from Fox News to Vanderpump’s media rep for commentary Sunday was not immediately returned.
Sources told Vanderpump has been left devastated and is traveling to the UK for the funeral, the Daily Mail reported.
She has not been seen in public or on social media since news of his death.
“This has come as a shock to us all, ” she said in a statement to the paper. ”My brother and I had connected the day before this misfortune and I was altogether unprepared for this.”
She added, “He was my merely 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 household time.”
Mark Vanderpump faced legal difficulties and the end of his 22 -year matrimony, according to the report.
Vanderpump is one of the stars of the reality Tv present “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” She also stars in a spinoff, “Vanderpump Rules, ” which features her West Hollywood restaurant Sur and its employees.
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