Since losing her brother, Chris Cattrall, in February 2018, Kim Cattrall has been reflecting on her life. The beloved Sex and the City star recently opened up about her brother’s suicide and revealed the devastating and tragic loss has taught her to be thankful for each and every moment.
“I think recently the thing that has taught me the most is loss,” the 62-year-old beauty candidly revealed to reporters at Fox’s TCA day on Wednesday, August 7. “I’ve lost two family members and I think what it teaches me, I’m not there yet, but to really enjoy what you do, your family, your friends, to really appreciate … when I say goodbye to somebody I’m not going to see for a while.”
The blonde beauty, who was promoting her new upcoming show Filthy Rich, added that she is focusing on cherishing her time more. “The thought is now I might not see them again or for a couple months but I want to keep those connections,” she continued. “I feel I value them much more, they take up more of how I want to spend my time because I realize how precious it is.”
As Closer Weekly previously reported, Kim took to social media early last year to enlist the help of fans to help find her missing brother in Canada. At the time, the Police Academy actress shared a photo of her brother, revealing he had not been seen in a few days. Sadly, Kim announced his death just hours later.
“It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall,” she wrote in a heartbreaking post. “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.”
Kim opened up about her brother’s death for the very first time just last month. “There is a well of sadness in me,” she confessed to the UK Sunday Papers in mid-July. “I am not the woman who met you in New York. That was me before this terrible thing happened and this is me after. I am different now and I will never be the same.”
Kim also revealed that Chris had committed suicide after suffering from mental illness that her family was unaware of. “When you lose someone to suicide there is always the question, ‘If I could only have, if I did only, if I was only…’ and it haunts you,” she admitted. “And you have to learn to live with those endless questions, the endless guilt, the endless frustration every day because you are in a new reality and there is nothing you can do to change it.”
We hope Kim can find solace throughout this heartbreaking ordeal.