Chris Cattrall, brother of Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall, found dead

Actress Kim Cattrall announced on Twitter today that the search for her missing brother Christopher has come to a sad conclusion.

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

“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.

Chris, who was 55, had gone missing from his home in Lacombe, Alta. on Jan. 30.

According to an earlier social media post from Kim, Chris’s keys, cellphone, and wallet were left on a table in his house. The door was reportedly unlocked and his dogs were inside.

Kim had taken to social media earlier on Sunday, Feb. 4 to issue a plea to help locate her missing sibling.

The Cattralls lived for portions of their childhood in Courtenay. Kim is best known for playing Samantha Jones on the HBO romantic comedy series Sex and the City.

In 2014, she bought a house in the Comox Valley, south of Courtenay along the east coast of Vancouver Island.

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