'Summer House' Star Carl Radke's Brother Passes Away, 'My Heart Is In Pieces'

Summer House star Carl Radke suffered a loss earlier this week. The reality actor announced via Instagram on Thursday that his older brother, Curtis Radke had passed away. He was 40 years old.

The post included three photos of the two from both the past and the present. In the caption, the Loverboy creator wrote about his grief as he addressed his sibling directly.

Curtis's obituary stated that he passed away suddenly on Monday and that the cause of death was unclear. The family asked that instead of flowers donations be made to the Ellen O'Brien Gaiser Center in Butler, Pennsylvania. The center is a non-profit organization that offers drug and alcohol treatment and education services for adults diagnosed with substance use disorders and their families. Carl announced earlier this summer that he was no longer drinking.

According to his obituary, Curtis enjoyed the Grateful Dead and Phish, and he frequently attended their shows. Carl stated that he would use his brother's appreciation for music as a way to remember him, and a commenter even mentioned that they would do the same. Carl added that he would even include tunes from Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.

"I'll be listening to the music you love and will be right there with you."
Curtis was a bricklayer and mason and had an affinity for music, gardening, and baseball. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and is survived by his three children, a stepchild, and girlfriend who all meant a great deal to him.

"He cherished time spent with his precious children, who were the center of his world," the obituary read.

Carl insisted in the caption that he would look after his nieces and nephews.

Fellow Bravo stars were among the hundreds of people to send their condolences to the 35-year-old. His post received over 15,000 likes, and the comment section was filled with hearts, prayer hand emoji, and well wishes for the reality star.

One of Carl's best friends and co-stars, Lindsay Hubbard, was among the first to respond. The two have often supported one another on the show.

"Love you so much Carl," the Hubb House owner wrote.

Lindsay's boyfriend, Stephen Traversie, also shared some positivity via a heart emoji in the comments and Danielle Olivera offered a shoulder to cry on. Danielle and Carl's friendship was also highlighted in the show.

"Love you, here for you always," she shared.

"God bless brother," Carl's Season 1 castmate Everett Scott Weston wrote.