Kristin Cavallari’s brother, Michael Cavallari, has died, aged 30. His body was found dead in Utah after the news of him missing emerged earlier this week, TMZ reports.
“We have just been informed by the authorities my brother’s body has been found,” Kristin said in a a statement to TMZ. “This is a very painful time and we are still processing it all.” It is not yet clear how Michael died, but TMZ reported that he had an ongoing struggle with alcoholism. Law enforcement also informed TMZ that they located remains believe to be Michael at 10.30 a.m. in a steep, rocky area.
Kristin has taken to her Instagram to express her grief, saying her heart is “in a million pieces”. She wrote, “Mikey, I could always count on you to make me laugh. You had such a good heart and will be forever missed. I’m at a loss for words but I know u are in a better place and finally at peace. I love u so much RIP.”
Although Michael’s car was found abandoned on November 27, TMZ believes that he wasn’t reported missing until three days ago. It was at that time that Kristin wrote to Instagram alongside a flashback photo of her and Michael, “I appreciate all the concern, thoughts, and prayers that have been extended to me and my family. We remain hopeful and I will share any news that we receive. I have such gratitude for all those that have shared their support.”
Our thoughts are with Michael’s family and friends at this time.