We have an update to the very sad story we posted yesterday about Lisa Vanderpump's brother, Mark.
As detailed on this website and on other outlets across the Internet, the long-time Bravo star lost her brother back on April 30, with various sources confirming Mark Vanderpump died of a drug overdose.
He was only 59 years old.
Many questions remain unanswered when it comes to this tragic development, such:
- Whether or not Mark deliberately took too many pills.
- Whether they actually were pills (or some other drug).
- Or whether this was an accidental death.
In time, we presume most of these questions will be answered.
For now, however, we can at least turn to Radar Online for an update on what happened to the British DJ.
Contrary to initial reports about his passing, an insider tells Radar that Mark was NOT found dead in his Gloucestershire home.
Instead, he was discovered while unconscious and taken to a nearby hospital.
This is where he passed away.
“He died in a Swindon Hospital and was transferred here on the 1st of May,” a UK official tells Radar.
The official confirmed the Coroner’s Office in Gloucestershire will be carrying out an investigation in the near future, one that will involve an autopsy to confirm an exact cause of death.
We'll be sure to update readers with the results once they're made public.
This may not happen any time soon, however.
Mark’s inquest was opened on May 10; and the coroner has scheduled a final court hearing to discuss the findings for cause of death for October 9, 2018.
Until then, we'll continue to send our condolences to the entire Vanderpump family.
In light of this horrible incident, the veteran Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member has released the following statement:
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 and Lisa had a close relationship.
They often went on vacation together and the former often dined at his sister's famous restaurants.
Lisa has thus far remained very quiet on social media and in public in the weeks since her brother was found dead.
We don't know when she'll speak out again, but we can't imagine the pain she must be in and we hope she takes as much time as she needs to heal properly before doing so.