Kim Richards has had a rough few years.
Just after Kim had begun to turn her life around following arrests and rehab stints, her ex-husband and best friend Monty Brinson passed away from cancer.
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Now Kyle Richards is speaking out on the sad incident and how it has affected her big sister. Naturally, the blonde isn't doing too well.
"It's so sad. He's been sick for so long and my sister Kim has been taking care of him. He's her best friend, so it was really sad, very sad."
Aw! How tragic, especially since the pair raised daughter Brooke Brinson together.
As for how the passing affected Richards' sobriety, the reality star revealed:
"It's a cloud because she's been so happy and feeling so good and then she loses her best friend. But she's strong and she'll get through this just fine. She has a very big support system."
What a relief! Kimmy needs as many supporters as she can get!
We just hope Monty's memorial service on January 28 brought the actress some closure.
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