American actress Kyle Richards announced that her best friend Lorene Shea sadly passed away on May 1. According to her, she was fighting a battle with mental illness. Lorene was 52-year-old at the time of her sudden death. Expressing her sadness about her demise, Kyle stated that she never imagined that she would be posting something like this. The actress further added that she lost her best friend when they were 7 and went on to call her other half. Taking to Instagram, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shared a series of photos of the pair as children and adults.
The actress further mentioned in the post that her friend was kind, thoughtful, smart, beautiful, sentimental, and smart and added that the most important thing in the world to her was being a good mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. Continuing further, Kyle Richards wrote that not that long ago, Shea had started to suffer from debilitating depression. Sharing the disheartening news to her 3.8 million social media followers, Kyle wrote that Shea had always been a happy person and she has no idea how did this happen.
Adding further, the 53-year-old actress wrote that she loved her best friend very much and called her a sweet and happy person. RHOBH star added that she just can not believe that this has just happened. The Halloween actress half-sister Kathy Hilton wrote in the comment section that she was speechless over the loss. Hilton said that she loved her very much. Apart from her, other Real Housewives including Dina Manzo, Melissa Gorga, Cynthia Bailey, Garcelle Beauvais and Crystal Kung Minkoff also sent their love. Needless to say, everyone who knew Maureen Shea is saddened to learn about her passing.In 2002, Kyle had lost her mother to breast cancer. Following her demise, Kyle took over her mother’s vacation house in Palm Springs which eventually became a point of contention with her friends and sister. RHOBH star Kim Richards had even accused Kyle of stealing the house from her while Kyle had stated that they had agreed on her buying the house. After going through these kinds of misfortunes, the actress has now lost her childhood friend Lorene after her struggles with depression. She stated that Lorene’s loved ones rallied around her to get her the help she needed but the system is broken. Stay tuned with us for more updates and news.