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Y&R's and RHOBH's Eileen Davidson Shares Grief Over Passing Of Her Brother



Eileen Davidson, the Daytime Emmy-winning star concurrently appearing on The Young and the Restless and Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills had had more than her share of loss and heartbreak over the last few years.  Eileen has lost her beloved sister Connie to cancer on March 21, 2014.  A few months later she also lost her niece, Brook on  May 11, 2014.  Last year, her father-in-law Dick Van Patten passed away in June.

Since Eileen has been part of the ‘Houeswives’ reality show franchise, she has been sharing her thoughts on her personal life and moments from episodes from the series on a blog at

This week, she shared the news of the sudden passing of her older brother, starting her entry with: “I’m here with a very heavy heart to share the news of another beloved family member passing away.  Sadly, my eldest brother, John “Jack” Davidson, left us suddenly last week at the age of 69.  My big brother was a brilliant man. He graduated Cum Laude with a major in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics from St. Mary’s College. A proud Vietnam veteran, he served our country as an air traffic controller during his deployment. He loved old cars and considered himself a ‘muscle car aficionado.’ He was heavily involved in all kinds of athletics, especially martial arts. At the age of 56, he received his black belt in Shorin-Ryu Karate. John had a wicked sense of humor and a great love for his family.

Eileen ends her post with a special message:  “I’ll be back next week to blog. In the mean time, in honor of my brother, I ask whoever reads this to take a minute to remind someone important to you that you love them.”

So, what did you think of Eileen’s blog post and the passing of her beloved brother? Share your thoughts and condolences in the comment section below, and take a moment to do as Eileen asks today, remind someone important that you love them.  Let us know you did that, too!

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  1. Dishy

    February 11, 2016 at 11:09 am

    I love that woman. She’s such a talented woman. How tragic to lose so many family members in such a short period of time. I really wish she would come back to DAYS and give us Susan, Kristin and maybe Penelope back from the dead who is relatively normal since god knows Kristin is a total wack job now!


      February 14, 2016 at 12:01 pm

      Love Eileen on Beverly hills show. It shows people these characters are real people and have lives other then a soap character. I wish Sharon Case was on a real housewives show. Id be glued to my tv set

  2. Sam

    February 11, 2016 at 11:16 am

    I am so sorry, for your loss Eileen. My sister and I are close again, we didn’t talk for 4 years. It broke my heart in pieces. I ran into my sister at a shopping mall here in Vancouver BC, Canada. We hugged right away and cried so much. Life is to short. Let’s enjoy life. Eileen stay strong and you have fans who love you very much.

    • tim S

      February 11, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      good for you!!!

  3. Vicki Black

    February 11, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Class act

  4. Timmm

    February 11, 2016 at 11:51 am

    Proof that talent, success and beauty cannot eliminate real tragedy in someones life. Eileen, how do you do it? God bless.

  5. Bonnie crozier

    February 11, 2016 at 11:53 am

    So sorry for your loss..stay strong and take 1 day at a time….

  6. Patrick

    February 11, 2016 at 11:55 am

    “…in honor of my brother, I ask whoever reads this to take a minute to remind someone important to you that you love them.”

    … I love my husband .

    Ms. Eileen Davidson : Godspeed / Spirit Strong

  7. Mo

    February 11, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    She has had a lot of lows and highs in the past few years. My condolences.

  8. damien

    February 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    my condolences to eillen!
    she is a phenomenal actress and person! on y n r and last , days she is a powerhouse performer and recently on rhobh she is a breath of fresh air, as she is funny , doesnt always take herself too seriously, she is willing to share personal stories for her fans but doesnt get caught up with the tiring cattiness of other cast members on the reality show.
    i ve been a huge fan since her original run on y n r, my thoughts are with her

  9. A

    February 11, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Eileen, I greatly admire your work on Y&R. My deepest condolences for the loss of your brother. I wish you all the best from this time forward. Good vibes to you.

  10. toscanti

    February 11, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    So Sorry for your loss, Eileen.

  11. jaybird369

    February 11, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Eileen…I am so very, very sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. Stay strong sweetheart.


  12. di

    February 11, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Sorry for you loss Eileen ,i lost a brother to cancer a few years ago. i love your acting .

  13. blake

    February 11, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Bless her heart, I send Eileen love, light and prayers!

  14. Jane

    February 11, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    She’s had so much loss in her life.

  15. Ann Hoskins

    February 12, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Eileen, I’m so sorry at the loss of your beloved brother and the other losses in your family. Especially so close together. I can relate, as, I was involved in a tornado on 6/23/15, lost most of my home, car, sheds, deck, all my equipment, and much more. Three family members. My 1/2 sister, my cousin’s first born son out of eight children, my sister-in-law, and before Thanksgiving, my sister-in-law unexpectedly. Saturday, I buried my best friend’s husband in Maryland. As a tribute to all, I’m sending this tribute to you on behald of your brother. “My Brother” By Ann Hoskins. God made a wonderful brother, one that never really grew old, He made him smile of the sunshine, and molded his heart of pure gold, He made him as near to an angel, as any brother ever could be. God made a wonderful brother, and gave that dear brother to me. Eileen, sometimes we find it hard to say: “Thy will be done, but God knows best. Instead of praying for your brother (and me also praying for my family members that I lost) we should pray to them, as they indeed were living saints. Always remember to say to those that you’re with, how much you love and respect them, for life is short, and out time together is short. Know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. RIP all family members. My most heartfelt sympathy to you and your family, relatives and friends. Ann Hoskins, Aston, Pennsylvania

  16. Rj

    February 12, 2016 at 4:02 am

    i am sorry for her loss. I send my condolences. very moving tribute.


    February 13, 2016 at 5:32 am


  18. Mary Helen Hewitt

    February 16, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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