Celebrities who tragically lost family members
Geri Halliwell is mourning the sudden death of her brother
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We always see our favorite stars beaming into the camera lens, whether at publicity events, film premieres, or awards ceremonies. That's what makes it all the more shocking when we see their smiles swapped for tears when tragedy strikes. While celebrities may have talent, fame, and money, nothing can protect them from the human reality of grief and loss.
Famed Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has lost her brother suddenly and prematurely. The 54-year-old Max Halliwell collapsed in his Hertfordshire home and was rushed to hospital, where he passed away in intensive care a few days later. The cause of his death has not been shared. A rep for Geri Halliwell made a statement, saying "As you can imagine this is a difficult time and we would ask that you respect the family's privacy at this time."
Click through the gallery to learn which other stars tragically lost family members.
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