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UPDATE (December 7, 11:11 a.m.): On the Season 7 premiere of Vanderpump Rules this week, Lala opened up about how her dad died. "My dad passed away, it's like so weird to even say that, a little over two months ago," she noted at the time the episode was filmed. "He had had a stroke and got into an accident. The biggest thing for me that my dad had taught me was just be kind. He was so nice to everyone -- and I brought home so pretty sketchy boyfriends in my day."
She further addressed the loss with Lisa Vanderpump in the episode, sharing, "[I'm] 27 and I don't have a dad anymore, it's a little intense for me."
The original story continues below.
Lala Kent confirmed sad news on Monday (April 23) when she shared on social media that her father has died. The Vanderpump Rules SURver did not provide any additional details about his passing, though she did confirm the news on Instagram with a touching tribute to her dad. "Rest in paradise, my sweet dad. The world seems to be spinning much slower," she wrote, alongside a video featuring her feather. "I’ve never felt so lost. I’ve never felt so sad. My world has crumbled."
The video Lala shared features both of her parents and in it, the whole family shows off their playful side. Lala has previously opened up about her childhood and family life, even sharing throwback photos on Instagram, and in an interview in 2015 with Heavy, she discussed her parents' three-decade-plus relationship: "I take marriage seriously. My parents have been together for 35 years, through thick and thin. I haven’t ever been married, but I still hold that title sacred."
The SUR hostess has also made it clear previously how her family feels about her life on TV, writing on Twitter, "My family is proud of me and will support me through anything & errythang-4 those of u who are wondering how they feel about my 'behavior.'"
Lala was raised in Utah, and isn't Mormon, and previously revealed what it was like to be grow up in a culture that is predominately Mormon. She told The Daily Dish in 2017, "It was weird when you would go to school with everyone that was Mormon because they just believe in completely different things. I gravitated towards the people that were in theater class and choir. And the arts were usually for people that weren't religious in any way just because we have to say certain things that are in scripts and so those are the people that I gravitated towards. Those people also were not raised Mormon."
This is the second death in the Vanderpump Rules family in recent months. Back in December, Jax Taylor confirmed his father's passing after a battle with cancer. At the time, Lala was among his friends who showed their support for him during that difficult time, writing on Twitter, "My heart and soul goes out to @mrjaxtaylor and his family."
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