Kim Cattrall: Brother Christopher Cattrall Dead at 55

Even though Kim Cattrall is done with Sex and the City, her role as the infamous Samantha won her countless fans all over the world.

It was to those same fans that Kim turned for help over the weekend, when her brother, Chris Cattrall, went missing.

Sadly, Kim Cattrall has now had the grim task of sharing that her brother has passed away at 55.

Over the weekend, beloved Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall shared this heartfelt plea:

“MISSING! This is my brother Christopher Cattrall or Chris as we call him. He has been missing since Tuesday, January the 30th from his home in Lacombe, Alberta Canada.”

It sounds like she and her family had hoped that police in Alberta could find her brother quietly without her having to embarrass him publicly. But she had reason to be worried.

“His keys, cell phone,& wallet left on the table and his front door unlocked. This is not like Chris. He he would never leave his unlocked home without those items nor his 7 beloved dogs.”

After that alarming description, Kim provides a physical description to match the photo.

“Chris is 55 years old, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, blue eyes, short brown hair, goatee, average build & usually wearing a waist length hooded winter coat with black gloves, blue jeans and calf high black winter boots.”

Of course, if he didn’t have his wallet, phone, or keys with him, it’s hard to tell what he might be wearing or not wearing.

“If you’ve seen Chris contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403 885 3300 He’s a one of a kind brother. Help us bring him home safe. Please spread the world. Many thanks for reading this. Kim.”

Fans rushed to spread the news.

Unfortunately, desperate searches for loved ones often end in tragedy.

On Sunday night, Kim posted this grim update:

“It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall.”

Oh, that is several kinds of heartbreaking.

If you’ve ever lost a sibling, you know how devastating that can be. Quite frankly, even if you haven’t, you can probably imagine what she must be going through.

What her entire family must be going through.

Kim Cattrall’s difficult message continues:

“At this time we ask for privacy.”

Of course. Naturally, everyone has questions … but she and her family will share what they know when they can. In the mean time, nobody needs to be photographed crying in their living room.

She also thanks fans.

“We want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time.”

Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson Corporal Chris Warren did confim that Chris Cattrall was found, deceased, on his property on Sunday.

Naturally, they’re still investigating, but it doesn’t sound like they suspect foul play.

The truth may be mundane or embarrassing, but no matter what the police find to be the cause of death, this is a tragic story.

Our hearts go out to Kim Cattall and her family in this trying time.


Dennis Edwards: The Temptations’ Lead Singer Dead at 74

The Temptations were a legendary music group, and you can hear one of their classic hits below.

Their R&B vocals have won them Grammys and have gotten them inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Sadly, The Temptations' lead singer, Dennis Edwards, has passed away today at age 74.

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Signing with Motown Records, The Temptations were pioneers in the genre of psychedelic soul as well as for soul and R&B.

The group produced classic hits such as:

"Cloud Nine," back in 1968.

"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone."

"Ball of Confusion."

"I Can't Get Next to You."

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The lineup of The Temptations changed over the years, which is not uncommon for group acts that last for decades.

But Dennis Edwards was the on-again, off-again lead vocalist in the group.

His first stretch lasted from 1968 to 1977.

Even after that first departure, he would return and sing more within the group's changing roster, returning in the early 1980s.

His contributions to the group as lead singer are significant.

Upon signing with the group, he was credited with heralding a shift to more blues-oriented music that confronted relevant social issues — a change from the previous lead singer's falsetto.

His overall contributions to music as a genre cannot be measured.

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TMZ reports that Dennis Edwards has passed away in Chicago.

The family has confirmed this to multiple news outlets, though they have not yet chosen to divulge his cause of death.

As we mentioned, Dennis Edwards was 74 years old.

He was born on February 3, 1943 in Birmingham, Alabama.

This Saturday would have been his 75th birthday.

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Dennis Edwards' fans will remember him for the grit of his voice.

He is treasured for injecting The Temptations' music with new vivacity.

It's worth noting that every album that the group produced until 1976 charted into the Top 40, with many making it into the Top 10.

His voice was sampled by other music legends like Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. As we said, his impact on the arts was significant.

We wish his loved ones the best. May he rest in peace.

Dennis edwards the temptations lead singer dead at 74