Sharon Stone opens up about 'immeasurable grief' as she copes with loss of brother
Sharon Stone has opened up about the "immeasurable grief" of suddenly losing her younger brother Patrick.
The actress, 64, revealed in an emotional video shared to Instagram, that her 57-year-old sibling had died of a heart attack.
Speaking to the camera, with her voice cracking, she said: "Hello everybody, this message is to confirm that, yes, we did lose my brother, Patrick Joseph Stone, to a heart attack yesterday.
"Yes, he is the man who was the father to River who we lost... at 11 months old."
Stone was making reference to the heartbreaking passing of her baby nephew in August 2021 from organ failure.
Fighting back tears, she continued: "He is survived by his wife Tasha and his son Hunter and his daughter Cailee."
Read more: The five stages of grief – how to cope with loss
The Basic Instinct star added: "Like any family, we thank you for your love and support in this time of immeasurable grief and we appreciate all of your condolences.
"Yes we've had a tremendous amount of loss in these last couple of years, as so many of you also have.
"I thank you very much for the love and support that you're showing us and we just ask you to continue to be kind. Thank you."
The clip, which was captioned "Godspeed Patrick Joseph Stone" with a broken heart emoji, has received more than 105,000 'likes'.
Read more: Sharon Stone says several of the ‘big stars’ she’s worked with were ‘misogynistic’
Those to comment with their support included John Travolta, who lost his wife Kelly Preston in 2020, who wrote: "Dearest Sharon, I’m so sorry for your loss. I do understand very well what you’re going through. With love."
Kate Beckinsale, Hilary Swank and Milla Jovovich were among the others stars to share their well-wishes.
If you have also lost someone close to you, you can contact the helpline of bereavement charity Cruse for support.
Watch: Sharon Stone pays tribute to late brother Patrick in emotional video