Kim Cattrall says her missing brother has died

Actress Kim Cattrall has announced her missing brother, for whom she had launched a massive search on social media, has died.

“It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall,” she reported on her Twitter account.

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“At this time we ask for privacy,” she wrote. “We want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time.”

Cattrall continued to plead on social media Sunday for help in finding her younger brother, who police said was missing from his home in Lacombe, Alta.

RCMP said 55-year-old Christopher Cattrall had been missing since Tuesday.

Liverpool-born Cattrall, 61, was raised in Courtenay and moved to New York in the 1970s.

Cattrall’s international fame came when she was cast as Samantha Jones in the edgy romantic HBO comedy series Sex and the City that ran from 1998 until 2004. It was that following that allowed her to reach a large audience on social media to ask for help in locating her younger brother.

On Day 6 of her brother’s disappearance, Cattrall was re-tweeting messages today from throughout Canada and the United States in an attempt to reach anyone who might have information on her brother’s whereabouts.

Cattrall said online that her brother's keys, cellphone and wallet were left on a table in the house, and his front door was unlocked.
His seven dogs were left alone.

“This is not like Chris,” said Cattrall on her Instagram account. “He would never leave his unlocked home without those items nor his seven beloved dogs.”

"He’s a one of a kind brother," Cattrall had written. "Help us bring him home safe."

ceharnett@timescolonist.com

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