Restaurant mogul and reality show icon Lisa Vanderpump has been atypically quiet on social media since April, and there may be a sad reason. Lisa Vanderpump's brother Mark reportedly died at the age of 59. According to People the older brother of the star was a DJ in the UK for years and was found at his home in Gloucestershire, England, on April 30. Mark was Vanderpump's only sibling. Hustle has addressed the representatives of Vanderpump, but received no immediate response.
In a statement to an online version of the British newspaper The Daily Mail Vanderpump reportedly said the following:
This shocked us all. My brother and I joined the day before this tragedy and I was totally unprepared for it. He was my only sibling and I am shocked and sad about his demise. I try to support his two young sons whom he has left behind and to help them overcome this tragedy. We thank you for your attention in this private and extremely difficult family time.
Daily Mail also notes that Vanderpump has not been seen publicly or posted on social media since April 30 in recent weeks. Brother was reportedly found dead.
After decades of successful business and entrepreneurial partnerships with her husband Ken Todd, Vanderpump gained international fame in 201
Vanderpump and Ken met, married and started business in the UK. They also brought daughter Pandora and son Max together there. Eventually, the family moved to Los Angeles's Beverly Hills neighborhood, but Lisa's extended family stayed across the pond. The daughter of Vanderpumps Pandora manages aspects of the business, and she and her husband Jason have made appearances on the show. Son Max is also often featured as he is still working up at SUR. Mark also worked in the entertainment industry – he was a DJ and he often tweeted on nightclubs – so it must be a vanderpump gene.
Although Vanderpump and Ken are prominent entrepreneurs and stars in two television programs on Bravo, they are typically keeping their personal lives private. According to reports, Vanderpump has made no other statement than Daily Mail . She has not addressed her brother's report on social media disclosure and has not made any personal or professional appearances since April 30. The Daily Mail notes that Mark is the father of two sons, and it's possible that Vanderpump is taking time to get out of the limelight to be in this challenging time with the family.
Despite their status as a well-known and beloved public figure, Vanderpump and her family deserve complete privacy at the time. Also Vanderpump and her husband are media-affine, as the family has long been in the limelight. If the family has to make a public statement in addition to the one that Lisa gave the Daily Mail she will do so on her own timeline.