Pump Rules star Scheana Shay shared with fans that her cousin, Phillip Tate, tragically passed following his sudden disappearance last February.
Scheana Shay of Vanderpump Rules shared an unfortunate update about her missing family member a year after his initial disappearance. While on vacation in London last February, the star took to social media to share that her cousin, Phillip Tate, had gone missing while visiting his mother-in-law at a retirement facility in Riverside. At the time, California Highway Patrol issued an official Silver Alert for the 67-year-old, who suffered from both dementia and diabetes.
The 36-year-old reality star shared the Silver Alert, an emergency notification sent out when the elderly or individuals with impaired cognitive function go missing, to her story and implored followers to contact the Riverside Sheriff’s Department with any relevant information. Shay’s co-stars, including Lala Kent and Ariana Madix, also reshared the details and amplified the call to action. While Tate was reportedly spotted briefly at a nearby shopping center the next day, no additional sightings were reported.
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During an Instagram Q&A session this week, the star offered an update on her cousin’s unfortunate disappearance. The former SURver shared that 17 months after Tate was first reported missing, his remains were found “not far” from where he initially disappeared. Shay posted a photo of her late cousin, telling fans that she is “praying he can now rest in peace.”
The West Covina native has always been candid with fans about her personal life, a natural inclination for the sensitive Taurus. 2020 was certainly an emotional rollercoaster of a year for the star, who shared she had tragically suffered a miscarriage last summer. Months later, Shay announced she was pregnant and gave birth to a healthy daughter, Summer Moon, in April. Shay welcomed the adorable addition with her partner, Brock Davies. The pair currently lives in San Diego, though both are set to star in the show’s upcoming ninth season.
After some of the show’s OG stars, including Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, were axed for past poor behavior, it was announced that Shay and fan-favorites Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix would be returning next season, along with the sole remaining “Witch of WeHo,” Katie Maloney-Schwartz, and her husband, Tom. Joining the Vanderpump Rules cast is a full slate of buzzy newcomers who are bound to stir up even more drama when new episodes of the show premiere sometime later this year. After a long hiatus, filming of the ninth season of the hit Bravo series is currently underway.
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