Kyle Richards has announced the death of her best friend Lorene in a heartbreaking post.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star took to Instagram on Friday night to share the devastating news.
She wrote: “I never imagined I would be posting something like this …this is my best friend Lorene … my best friend since I was 7 years old. My other half.”
The 53-year-old continued: “We did everything together… from losing our baby teeth , to having babies & everything in between & everything that followed. She was kind, thoughtful, funny, smart, beautiful , sentimental…”
“The most important thing in the world to her was being a good Mom, wife, daughter, sister, aunt & friend (dog Mom too) We spoke every day & shared everything that was happening in our lives. We would laugh until we cried , call each other out & be there for each other no matter what was going on in our lives.”
“Not that long ago she started to suffer from debilitating depression. She had always been a happy person. How did this happen? All who loved her rallied around her and did everything that could be done to get her help. But the system is broken. The system made it impossible to get her the help she needed.”
Kyle concluded the post by writing: “This past Sunday we lost Lorene. The system failed her! The system failed her loved ones who are now left in unbearable pain. I will do whatever it takes to try & help change the laws that are in place that prevent people from getting the help they need.”
“I love you Lorene 💔 🙏 Rest In Peace Please keep her & her loved ones in your thoughts & prayers.”
A host of Kyle’s RHOBH co-stars took to the comment section to offer their condolences.
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Her sister Kathy Hilton wrote: “Kyle I am speechless. I loved her very much such a sweet happy person. I just can’t believe it. I know how lost you feeling feel right now just know what a wonderful friend and sister you were to her and she will always be with you.”
“She will be your guardian angel. I love you so much and it breaks my heart to watch suffer. All you can do is be there for children and family and pray. 🙏😇❤️”
Crystal Kung Minkoff added: “I haven’t stopped thinking about you this week. I’m so deeply sorry. It’s a loss no one should experience 💔”
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