"Nowadays, our world is obsessed with super heroes, but growing up… he was mine," the reality star wrote.
Botched star Dr. Paul Nassif mourned the death of his brother, Chris, on Thursday, who died unexpectedly a day prior on July 6th.
"He was a beloved brother, father, husband and uncle," Nassif wrote on Twitter. "This was an unexpected and tragic event that has caused extreme sadness for us all.The Nassif family appreciates you respecting their privacy at this time."
On Instagram, the plastic surgeon-turned reality star wrote a longer tribute. "Chris Nassif was, and always will be, a legend.
"Nowadays, our world is obsessed with super heroes, but growing up… he was mine," Nassif shared, explaining that his brother was a successful Hollywood producer. After graduating from the University of Southern California, Chris became the youngest person in the United States to found a talent agency, and led CNA and Diverse Talent Group for over 35 years. Per his website, Chris was also a reserve deputy for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Inglewood School Police Department. He was on the Homeland Security Advisory Council Region 1 and a board member of the Sheriff's Youth Foundation for Los Angeles County.
"When push comes to shove, there is no one on this planet that will have your back like your big brother," Nassif continued on Instagram. "Please keep our family in your prayers during this unimaginably difficult time… I only had one brother, and he was the best brother I could’ve hoped for."
Chris' cause of death has not yet been released.