Following news that Monty Brinson, the uncle of Paris Hilton, had died at the age of 58 on Jan. 25 after battling cancer, the 34-year-old socialite took to Instagram to express her heartbreak over losing such an "incredible man."
Heartbroken to hear the sad news of my Uncle @MontyBrinson's passing after his long brave battle with cancer. He was such an incredible man with such a huge heart. He was so insightful & positive about life, even with all he was going through. He always had a smile on his face & lit up the room with his positive energy & fun personality. He will be truly missed. 😢 My thoughts & prayers are with @BrookeWiederhorn @KimRichards11 & his family. 🙏🏻 #RIPMontyBrinson
Just days before his death, Monty was active on Instagram, posting well wishes from friends and family, as well as positive messages. One image in particular was of a cake with the message, "Thinking of you," and flowers he received from his niece.
Monty leaves behind a daughter, 29-year-old Brooke Brinson, whom he shares with ex-wife and RHOBH star, Kim Richards.
Kim, who remained close with him over the years since their divorce in 1988, also posted a heartfelt message on social media. She recalled their "30 years of Love & Happiness" together.
Yesterday I said goodbye to best the friend I've ever had in my life.. Monty was an amazing person with an amazing soul ... We shared over 30 years of Love & Happiness and brought a beautiful daughter into world. I am so grateful for all that we shared. I know we will be together again one day💫I love you Monty❤️ my angel👼in heaven .. and I know that we be together again one day. I will carry you in my heart always my love❤️...until then , may you rest in peace 🙏🏻
Our thoughts are with Monty's loved ones during this difficult time.