Lisa Vanderpump is calling her brother’s death “a shock to us all,” the Daily Mail reports.
According to the report, Mark Vanderpump, 59, who worked as a DJ, died of a suspected drug overdose at his home in Gloucestershire, England, on April 30.
It’s unclear if the fatal overdose was accidental or deliberate.
Sources said Vanderpump has been left devastated and is traveling to the UK for the funeral.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star 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 Daily Mail. ”My brother and I had connected the day before this tragedy and I was completely unprepared for this.”
She added, “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 faced legal troubles and the end of his 22-year marriage.