'He's not coming back': Kristin Cavallari grieves her brother on his third death anniversary
She shared an emotional Instagram post of a throwback picture of her brother and her. Her brother Michael passed away in 2015 in a car accident.
Television personality Kristin Cavallari has paid tribute to her late brother Michael who passed away three years ago in a car accident. On his death anniversary, the star shared a throwback photo of the siblings on Instagram.
Michael went missing in November 2015 and nearly two weeks later his body was found when his 2014 Honda Civic was discovered abandoned on I-70 in the state, reports People. Kristin has had to live with this tragedy ever since and in her Instagram post, she shares with her fans how hard it has been. The caption read, "Home from a busy morning and thinking of my brother. Today is the 3 year anniversary of his passing and I think this year is one of the hardest- as it’s real now. He’s not coming back and the shock is finally gone. Today and every single day, Mikey, we miss you."
When Kristin first learned of the devastating news in 2015, she took to Instagram to grieve her brother. Her emotional post read, “My heart is in a million pieces, Mikey, I could always count on you to make me laugh. You had such a good heart and will be forever missed. I’m at a loss for words but I know u are in a better place and finally at peace. I love u so much RIP.” The 31-year-old star also spoke to ET's Lauren Zima on Tuesday about how she still feels her brother around, reports Fox News. She said, "We definitely feel him around sometimes, which is special, today's actually the three-year anniversary of his passing, so it's kind of crazy. Thanksgiving is a tough time for us, but we definitely feel like he's watching over us. He's my kids' little guardian angel, so it's nice."
In February, Kristin spoke about her brother's "demons" and the internal battles he was struggling with, “He was dealing with some demons, there’s no doubt about it. When my brother died, he got out of his car and he was walking, I don’t think he wanted to be found. But did it get to a point where he got lost out there?”
In 2016, Kristin also revealed how she was coping with her brother's sudden demise, "I've really found a lot of strength in my kids," she explained at the time. "I had Saylor at the same time my brother went missing, and then ultimately passed away, and so I couldn't collapse. I had a newborn baby to look over."
After Michael's body was discovered, a medical examiner ruled the then 30-year-old's death an accident and determined that Michael, who had crashed his car while passing through a mountainous part of Utah, died of hypothermia due to below-freezing temperatures.