Mark Vanderpump, brother of West Hollywood restaurateur and Beverly Hills reality TV celebrity Lisa Vanderpump, has died of a suspected drug overdose.
The death of Mark Vanderpump, 59, was reported by Britain’s Daily Mail on Saturday.
The Daily Mail reported that Vanderpump’s body was found on April 30 at his home in Gloucestershire, England. He had worked as a DJ and is the father of two sons.
Vanderpump operates Villa Blanca restaurant in Beverly Hills and Sur restaurant on WeHo’s Robertson Boulevard, PUMP on the corner of Robertson and Santa Monica boulevards and will soon be opening Tom Tom nearby. She also stars in “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Vanderpump Rules,” a reality TV show set in Sur restaurant. Vanderpump “has not been seen in public or on social media since hearing of Mark’s death and is understood to be focusing on the welfare of her two nephews,” the Daily Mirror reported.
It said it isn’t clear whether Mark Vanderpump’s overdose was accidental or deliberate.
In a statement to DailyMail.com, Vanderpump said her brother’s death was “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.’
Condolences to Lisa Vanderpump. The passing of a sibling is a terrible grief.
Lisa is such a wonderful woman (beyond glitz, glamour, her restaurants et all) who has really fought the fight to stop the dog torture in China, to promote resuce dogs locally, and the tragic year of the PULSE nightclub horror, Gay Pride here was hearing rumors of violence, and Lisa said “WE WILL NOT CAPITULATE” to terror, and rode atop a red double decker bus. AN AMAZING WOMAN who deserves all our prayers & sympathy.
A wonderful women? A total narcissist who stops at nothing to make more and more $$ and get more and more face lifts. Where does her face start and brain begin?? I wish she would stop trying to take over west hollywood and stay in her own lane.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Forever in al hearts
My sincere prayers and condolences to the
Lisa I am so sorry for your loss. Ironically my fiancé told me the news as I was online trying to find a way to help you with the Yulin festival. We did this at the same time without knowing it. Omg so crazy! Please let me know other than prayers which you have from me how I can help your cause. I feel your pain and I am soooo sorry. You and your family are amazing and close stay close and try to heal. Again I am so sorry but want to help you and I am sure I… Read more »
Mrs Todd: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. Remember the good times and the legacy he leaves behind and just focus on your nephews at this time and always. Mark is in Gods hands for all Eternity!