Rick Hilton confirmed the news that 58-year-old Monty had passed. Monty, heir to a supermarket chain, was Kim’s first husband – they were married from 1985 – 1988 and remained close friends following their divorce. The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star was helping to care for Monty in his last years, as she also struggled with an alcohol relapse.
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“We have lost Monty Brinson after a brave battle with cancer. His heart was a big as the moon and he was loved by all he Met. He will be sorely missed. I love You always!” wrote Rick on Instagram.
Monty was tirelessly supportive of Kim in her quest for sobriety and a happy life. He was also much-beloved to the Hilton family. Last season Monty appeared on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills when his daughter Brooke married in Kathy Hilton’s backyard so her ailing father could walk her down the aisle. Brooke had a later ceremony in Mexico, but due to his illness Monty could not attend.
Kim tweeted a message thanking fans for their love and support for Monty.
RIP Monty. Our thoughts hearts and prayers are with Kim, Brooke and the rest of Monty’s family.
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