“Sex in the City” is one of the biggest cultural staples from the 1990s and early 2000s. In fact, the show that followed four young women’s lives around the Big Apple still impacts the world today; it’s not uncommon to hear a group of female friends claiming which character they’d be if they were on their own version of the HBO show.
So when one of the show’s leading ladies, Kim Cattrall, revealed on social media last week that her 55-year-old brother went missing — people noticed.KimCattrall/Instagram
Sadly, just a day after asking for the community’s help in finding him, Cattrall announced the tragic news of his passing:KimCattrall/Instagram
It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall. At this time we ask for your privacy but we want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time.
Hundreds of people flooded to the comment section to offer Cattrall their condolences, including some of her former co-stars like Cynthia Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker. The Daily Mail reported Nixon’s comment that read:
Hey Kim such awful news. So sorry to hear. Sending you love. XO
While Parker wrote:
Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx
Apparently, however, Parker’s comment was entirely unwanted— and Cattrall was intent on letting her know. After posting a “thank you” message to her “fans, friends, and her #SexintheCity colleagues,” she posted a message just for Parker on Saturday.Kimcattrall/Instagram
My mom asked me today “When will that Sarah Jessica Parker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. SO I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.
She then linked a New York Post article titled “Inside the mean-girls culture that destroyed ‘Sex and the City,’” from October of last year. The article followed the she-said-she-said about the killing of the third “Sex in the City” movie and how Cattrall was portrayed as the villain who ended it.
It also emphasized the “toxic relationship” between Cattrall and Parker:
Cattrall reluctantly signed on for the first movie in 2007, but as a friend of hers told the Daily News, “Kim does not want to … do the film. She feels she has been treated horribly by Sarah Jessica Parker for six years.”
Cattrall is mourning the tragic loss of her brother and that is clearly what she wants to focus on.