Mark Vanderpump, the brother of "Real Housewife" Lisa Vanderpump, was found dead of a suspected overdose April 30, DailyMail.com reports.
Vanderpump's body was found at his home in Gloucestershire, England. Police have not yet determined whether the overdose was accidental or intentional.
Lisa with her late brother in an undated family photo
In a statement provided to DailyMail.com, Lisa Vanderpump 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."
She also confirmed she had "connected" with her brother, who had worked as a DJ, the day before his body was discovered.
Her late brother's 22-year marriage had come to an end in recent times, and he had appeared in a British TV documentary called "Gold Diggers and Proud."