Mark Vanderpump: Cause of Death Finally Revealed?

Yesterday, we reported on the tragic death of Mark Vanderpump, the beloved brother of Bravo reality star Lisa Vanderpump.

It was initially reported that the 59-year-old DJ’s lifeless body was discovered in his London apartment, but as new details of Vanderpump’s death emerged, a different narrative began to take shape:

We now know that Mark was still alive when he was discovered, and he died later at a Swindon Hospital.

We also know that news of Mark’s passing was kept private for more than two weeks, with new reports confirming that he passed away on April 30.

Given his profession and history of substance abuse, it’s not hard to see why many jumped to the conclusion that Vanderpump’s death was the result of an accidental overdose.

But the controversial British model Gemma Walker – who had recently got engaged to Vanderpump – says that’s not the case.

Walker tells Radar Online that she’s 100 percent Mark intended to take his own life

“It was for sure suicide,” the 36-year-old tells Radar.

“I was the last person he spoke to.”

Walker dated Vanderpump for the final three years of his life after receiving permission to carry on an affair from her previous husband, who believed the relationship might alleviate her depression.

(“It was better to have an adulterous wife than have no mother for our two children,” Mike Ramsay later said in a divorce hearing.)

Walker says she realized too late that Vanderpump was saying goodbye to her in his final text messages:

“He sent me a text message that said he was going to a better place,” she said.

Gemma Walker

“The last message he sent me was ‘My fingers are getting slower.’ I didn’t understand it at first. I was calling him and texting him back, and I heard nothing.”

Walker says she’s been inconsolable in the weeks since Vanderpump’s death, telling Radar:

“Of course I am devastated. I loved him very much. I am with my family now.”

Vanderpump and Walker’s relationship was often a subject of interest to the British tabloid press, and not only because of the unusual circumstances under which their relationship began.

Prior to meeting Walker, Vanderpump participated in a reality show with the stated goal of helping men find “gold digger” girlfriends.

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Vanderpump’s appearance on Gold Diggers and Proud came on the heels of his divorce from his wife of 22 years.

He stated at the time that he enjoyed dating “four or five women” at a time, and while promoting the show, he secured a date with a 31-year-old co-star after gifting her with a $ 50,000 ring on live TV.

Walker was present when Mark got into a loud public altercation with his famous sister back in January.

“Lisa and her husband Ken and daughter Pandora were eating dinner with her brother Mark and a few others,” one witness told Radar at the time.

“They were all obviously really upset. Lisa and her brother were shouting at each other so that the entire restaurant could hear! … At one point, Lisa’s brother slammed his hands on the table and screamed ‘Enough is enough!’”

We’ll have further updates on the increasingly bizarre circumstances surrounding the death of Mark Vanderpump as more information becomes available.


Mark Vanderpump: New Details Emerge on Death of Reality Star’s Brother

We have an update to the very sad story we posted yesterday about Lisa Vanderpump’s brother, Mark.

As detailed on this website and on other outlets across the Internet, the long-time Bravo star lost her brother back on April 30, with various sources confirming Mark Vanderpump died of a drug overdose.

He was only 59 years old.

Many questions remain unanswered when it comes to this tragic development, such:

  • Whether or not Mark deliberately took too many pills.
  • Whether they actually were pills (or some other drug).
  • Or whether this was an accidental death.

In time, we presume most of these questions will be answered.

For now, however, we can at least turn to Radar Online for an update on what happened to the British DJ.

Contrary to initial reports about his passing, an insider tells Radar that Mark was NOT found dead in his Gloucestershire home.

Instead, he was discovered while unconscious and taken to a nearby hospital.

This is where he passed away.

“He died in a Swindon Hospital and was transferred here on the 1st of May,” a UK official tells Radar.

The official confirmed the Coroner’s Office in Gloucestershire will be carrying out an investigation in the near future, one that will involve an autopsy to confirm an exact cause of death.

We’ll be sure to update readers with the results once they’re made public.

This may not happen any time soon, however.

Mark’s inquest was opened on May 10; and the coroner has scheduled a final court hearing to discuss the findings for cause of death for October 9, 2018.

Until then, we’ll continue to send our condolences to the entire Vanderpump family.

In light of this horrible incident, the veteran Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member has released the following statement:

This has come as 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.

Mark and Lisa had a close relationship.

They often went on vacation together and the former often dined at his sister’s famous restaurants.

Lisa has thus far remained very quiet on social media and in public in the weeks since her brother was found dead.

We don’t know when she’ll speak out again, but we can’t imagine the pain she must be in and we hope she takes as much time as she needs to heal properly before doing so.


Avicii Update: Cause of Death Confirmed, Tragic

We can now confirm that Avicii killed himself.

Following a couple weeks of speculation and innuendo about the way this beloved DJ died, TMZ reports that the 28-year old did, indeed, take his own life.

We were first alerted to this possibility a few days ago after Avicii’s parents released a statement in which they used his real name and said the following:

Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions.

An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress.

When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.

He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.

Those final two lines, of course, were what really stood about and got people talking about this message.

According to TMZ insiders, Avicii used a shard of glass to cut himself, resulting massive bleeding.

Two sources tell the aforementioned website that the artist broke a bottle and used the glass from its remains to inflict the fatal wound.

One of the sources even specifies that it was a wine bottle.

These insiders apparently disagree on whether the musician sliced open his neck or his wrists with the glass.

A promoter of EDM music and a DJ with worldwide appeal, along with a string of well-known hits, Avicii was found dead on April 20 in the Middle Eastern country of Oman.

He battled alcohol problems for years and his friends worried those concerned would eventually kill him.

In our most recent update about how the DJ died, we quoted the Muscat Governorate Police Headquarters (via Radar Online), who claimed that drugs were found in Avicii’s hotel room.

We cannot report that with certainty, however.

Said the star’s publicist upon announcing his client’s tragic death last month:

“It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii.

“He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th.

“The family is devastated and we ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy in this difficult time. No further statements will be given.”

Except Avicii’s family did then give a lengthy statement three days later.

“We would like to thank you for the support and the loving words about our son and brother,” it read, continuing as follows:

“We are so grateful for everyone who loved Tim’s music and have precious memories of his songs.

“Thank you for all the initiatives taken to honor Tim, with public gatherings, church bells ringing out his music, tributes at Coachella and moments of silence around the world.

“We are grateful for the privacy during this difficult time. Our wish is that it continues that way. With love, The Tim Bergling Family.”

Tragic stuff.

We also hope that Avicii has at last found peace.

We continue to send our thoughts to his family members, friends and loved ones.


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