American actress Kyle Richards announced that her best friend Lorene Shea sadly passed away on May 1st. According to her, she struggled with a mental illness. Lorene was 52 years old at the time of her sudden death. Kyle expressed her sadness at her death and explained that she never thought she would post something like this. The actress 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 couple as children and adults.
The actress further mentioned in the post that her friend is kind, thoughtful, smart, beautiful, sentimental and smart, adding that the most important thing in the world for her is a good mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend . Kyle Richards went on to write that not long ago, Shea suffered from a debilitating depression. Sharing the heartbreaking news with her 3.8million social media followers, Kyle wrote that Shea has always been a happy person and she has no idea how this could have happened.
The 53-year-old actress added that she loved her best friend very much, calling her a sweet and cheerful person. The RHOBH star added that she just can’t believe this just happened. Halloween actress Kathy Hilton’s half-sister wrote in the comments that she was speechless at the loss. Hilton said she loved her very much. Aside 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 by her death.
In 2002, Kyle had lost her mother to breast cancer. After her death, Kyle took over her mother’s vacation home 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 her house, while Kyle explained that they had agreed that she would buy the house. After going through this kind of misfortune, the actress has now lost her childhood friend Lorene to her battles with depression. She explained that Lorene’s love rallied around her to get her the help she needed, but the system was broken. Keep in touch with us for more updates and news.