Kim Richards’ Ex-Husband Dead of Cancer: Remembering Monty Brinson

Monty Brinson

At 58 years old, Kim Richards' ex-husband Monty Brinson has lost his long fight with lung cancer and Richards is reported to be devastated. Over the past couple seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we've seen Richards care for Brinson as he moved in with her while battling the disease. She would speak about how he was her best friend and how much she loved him. At the same time, she was struggling to maintain her sobriety and those around her worried that Brinson's illness may be too difficult for her to handle sober. The couple were married from 1985-1988 and had one child together, daughter Brooke. Today, Richards' brother-in-law Rick Hilton posted this heartfelt message about Brinson on Instagram: We have lost Monty Brinson after a brave battle of cancer. His heart was as big as the moon and he was loved by all he met. He will be sorely missed. I love YOU always. Brinson has been updating the public about his cancer battle via Instagram and over the holidays he posted this message: I'm fighting I'm not a quitter and no matter what you go through don't be a quitter. So I will be celebrating Christmas in the hospital this year. Tomorrow I'm going to get Christmas Tree sent to my room and celebrate life. Then I'm going to decorate my room like a fine resort. I'm going to make the best of it. For more information about Brinson and his relationship with Richards, click through our gallery of his best Instagram photos. RIP Monty Brinson. (Instagram)