Mark Vanderpump, Lisa Vanderpump‘s brother, has died at the age of 59 of suffering a drug overdose on Saturday, May 12, multiple sources have confirmed.
According to the Daily Mail reports, the reality star's brother's - who had been working as a DJ - body was found at his home in Gloucestershire, England, on April 30.
It further reported that the suspected cause of death is a drug overdose, adding that it isn't known if the suspected overdose was intentional or unintentional.
The Vanderpump Rules star confirmed Mark's death in a statement to Daily Mail, saying that she last spoke to him on April 29, one day before his passing.
In the statement, she said,
This has come as a shock to us all. 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.
Mark, whose had been married for 22 years and had two sons with wife, was a regular visitor to his sister’s Los Angelas restaurants, Sur, Villa Blanca and Pump.
He also appeared in the 2016 British documentary Gold Digger and Proud, where he boasted about enjoying the company of women and admitted he was “dating four or five women at a time.”