Former Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall, 61, confirmed on Monday morning (AEDT) that her brother Christopher has died, posting the news only hours after asking for help after he went missing.
Christopher Cattrall, 55, had been missing from his home in Alberta, Canada, since January 30, prompting Cattrall to put out a plea to Instagram at the weekend.
She then tweeted on Monday morning that Christopher had died unexpectedly and requested privacy for the family, while thanking social media followers for their support.
It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall. At this time we ask for privacy. We want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time. pic.twitter.com/n4dQAMrTvS
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) February 4, 2018
Royal Canadian Mounted Police of Alberta, who had earlier confirmed that they were searching for Cattrall’s brother, said he was found on his property.
“We don’t believe there is anything suspicious about the circumstances,” said Laurel Scott, media relations officer for the RCMP Alberta. “We are not putting out any further information.”
Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall has asked her fans to help spread the word to find her brother, who has been missing for several days.
The actress posted a picture of her “one of a kind” brother Christopher on Instagram and urged people to contact police in Blackfalds in Alberta, Canada if they see him.
Cattrall wrote: “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.
“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.”
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. 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. 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. 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 #centralalberta #blackfalds #reddeeralberta
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The 61-year-old said Chris, aged 55, is six feet tall (182m), weighs 200lb (90kg) and is of average build, has blue eyes, short brown hair and a goatee beard.
She added that he would likely be wearing a hooded winter coat with black gloves, blue jeans and black winter boots.
She told fans to contact Blackfalds Royal Canadian Mounted Police if he is seen.
“He’s a one of a kind brother,” she said.
“Help us bring him home safe. Many thanks for reading this.”
The actress also retweeted several messages on Twitter, and a grab from the official RCMP Alberta Twitter account with the details of her brother’s case.
— RCMP Alberta (@RCMPAlberta) February 4, 2018