Lisa Vanderpump’s brother was found dead at his home in Gloucestershire, England, on April 30 after a suspected drug overdose, according to Daily Mail. Mark Vanderpump, who worked as a DJ, was 59 at the time of his death. It is still not clear if the fatal overdose was accidental or deliberate.
— pip&nut (@Kirsty_Coddy) May 13, 2018
The sources close to the TV mogul told the tabloid that Lisa has been devastated ever since she heard the news about the death of her brother and she will be traveling to the UK for the funeral. Lisa has not been seen in the public or posted on social media since then and it is believed that she is focusing on the welfare of her family. In a statement to the tabloid, she confessed that the tragedy has taken her by surprise.
“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,” she said. “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 Vanderpump (@Markvanderpump) January 22, 2015
Mark and Lisa shared a close bond and the two spent a lot of time together, vacationing and enjoying their time. He was also a regular visitor at her Los Angeles restaurants Sur, Villa Blanca, and PUMP. While the two shared a strong bond, the 59-year-old had legal troubles and his 22-year marriage had ended in divorce.
Mark’s death came as a surprise to other members of the family as well. “After 22 years of marriage, Mark was living a very colorful life until it all sadly went wrong,” one of Mark’s relatives told the tabloid. On the other hand, Lisa has been a star cast member in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills since 2010 and during her time on the show, there have been various other spinoffs of the show.
Recently Lisa also admitted to having family troubles and the most famous episode of which was seen at NYC’s The Waverly Inn in January. RadarOnline had reported an insider describing how Lisa and Mark had a very public showdown while having dinner. In 2015, Mark tweeted, “As your brother, @lisavanderpump, you need to get your skinny a** back to England and stop pissing on about reality TV.”