SUMMER House star Carl Radke’s brother Curtis dead after a “lifelong battle of mental illness and addiction.”
Over two weeks ago, the actor had revealed his brother had passed away but on Friday, he opened up about how he passed away.
Carl took to Instagram to talk about his older brother’s tragic passing.
Along with a picture of him, he shared: “A couple of weeks ago, my brother Curtis passed away after a life-long battle with mental illness and addiction.
“Losing my big brother is something I never could have imagined, and the sense of loss is even greater.
“My brother had an amazing sense of humor. The quotes and silly scenes in movies that we would share are still making me laugh. As children of the 90s, we both lived through the DARE campaign.”
He continued: “I’ve been wanting to share loving memories of my brother for a while and now seems like the perfect time. A lot of people are struggling; I’m even more compelled to break the stigma around mental illness & addiction.
“As I reflect on Curtis’ legacy, I think of his huge heart and passion for life. I know he would want to transform tragedy into something uplifting. I’m making it my mission to bring some light to one of the darkest experiences I’ve ever faced… and contributing something in my brother’s honor. [..]”
The actor then revealed he was going to be partnering with More Summer Fun, which is a company that will help clients keep the summer mentality throughout the usually depressing times during winter and time.
The reality TV star concluded his post: “Weathering the storm is far easier when you’re surrounded by warm energy and good people. So let’s act like it, beach. Here’s to transforming a year with lots of loss into something meaningful. More Curtis, More Life.”
Recently, Carl took to the social media platform to honor his brother after his passing.
He shared: “Lot of great memories big bro.
“It’s still crazy to think you’re no longer here. Curtis, we miss you and love you. I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.”
Back in June, the Carl revealed that he had stopped drinking after watching himself on TV.
“I stopped drinking in March,” Carl said on an episode of The Publyssity Podcast.
“I’ve been sober since. I feel great. Now here’s the thing …like, am I saying I’m never going to drink again? I’ve never said. I just needed to take a break from it.
“It’s been helping me take a step back and realizing I was drinking a ton and I was going out all the time.
“A lot of my female relationships were affected. I didn’t know that until later on, by my drinking. I was running away from a lot of things I wasn’t addressing.”
Carl starred in all four seasons of Summer House on Bravo.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this story, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.
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