Our hearts are broken for Kim Richards and her family. The reality star’s ex, Monty Brinson, has died after a long battle with cancer, and Kim is understandably ‘devastated’ over the news. So sad.
Kim Richards, 51, ex-husband and good friend, Monty Brinson, 58, is dead. Monty suffered from cancer for quite some time, and has sadly succumbed to the illness. We can’t even imagine what Kim and the pair’s daughter, Brooke, 29, are going through right now.
“We have lost Monty Brinson after a brave battle of cancer,” Rick Hilton confirmed. “His heart was as big as the moon and he was loved by all he met. He will be sorely missed. I love YOU always.” Monty suffered from lung cancer for years, and in Nov. 2014, it was confirmed that he had developed a brain tumor. He was been fighting hard ever since, but, unfortunately, the disease was just too strong for him to fight any longer.
Kim and Monty were only married for three years in the late 80s, and share a daughter together, but they have remained very close, especially in recent years, when she has been by his side through the illness. “Having you hear Monty is the best gift of all,” she wrote on Instagram in September, when the poker player attended her birthday party. “I love you so much.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has supported her ex, and was right by his side when he celebrated his 58th birthday in November. “Star light, star bright, first Star I see Every night,” she captioned a cute Instagram photo of the pair. “Always know your in My heart. I love you so much. We have come so far , let’s keep it going. I’m right by your side forever! I wish for you happiness, courage, peace, laughter, love, strength and Every [sic] you’ve EVER DREAMED OF!!!”
Monty’s illness has taken a major toll on Kim, and she’s been open that his struggle has contributed to her own issues with addiction. Still, he has been by her side, too, as she fought to overcome her own problems, and their amicable relationship years after a divorce was incredibly admirable. Our thoughts are with Kim during this difficult time.
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