Lisa Vanderpump Mourns ‘Unexpected’ Death of Loved One

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On August 27, former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump announced the death of her miniature horse Rosé and how the entire family was grieving.

The “Vanderpump Rules” star tweeted, “Such sadness today at villa rosa…Our little horse rosè passed away unexpectedly last night a frantic dash to hospital after she collapsed.” She added that Rosé’s longtime companion Diamonds was not doing okay and wrote, “Diamonds is crying for her…us too.”

Vanderpump then shared some videos of the two miniature horses, which she gifted to her husband Ken Todd back in 2015.

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Vanderpump Wrote That Their Horse Died From Liver Failure

Vanderpump responded to a few comments on her Twitter about Rosé’s death, including one in which she revealed their miniature horse’s cause of death. Someone asked, “Sorry Lisa and Ken, do you think it’s from the heat ?” Vanderpump replied, “No liver failure.”

Someone else wrote, “I am so sorry for your loss! I hope Diamonds will be ok without her best friend. Such a sad day.” Vanderpump replied, “She’s not.”

Miniature horses typically have longer lifespans than other horses, with an average lifespan from 25 to 35 years, according to Town and Country. The MSD Veterinary Manual states that “Although liver disease is common in horses and foals, it does not usually progress to liver failure.”


Vanderpump Bought the 2 Miniature Horses for Her Husband Todd’s 70th Birthday

RHOBH viewers will remember Rosé and Diamonds as they were introduced on the show back in 2015 when Vanderpump bought them as a present for her husband. According to TMZ, after Vanderpump purchased the two miniature ponies, they were flown in by private jet.

Vanderpump has since shared many photos and videos with the two horses, including one in May 2020 that showed her having a watch party with her animals. She’s also shared videos of her ponies during “bath time” at Villa Rosa and the adorable pair have also had some cameos on RHOBH.

The entrepreneur’s website bio shared a quote from Vanderpump saying, “I’ve really adored being a mother; but my children have grown now, so I’ve filled my nest with four-legged furry friends. They are the loves of my life.” In addition to the two miniature ponies, Vanderpump and Todd also share six dogs, seven swans and “a variety of other animals.”

In December 2021, Vanderpump shared that their dog Rumpy Pumpy passed away from cancer, a few months after their other golden retriever Avery had died. “So devastated this morning…. Loss is so hard, our darling Avery passed away last night. She was Rumpy’s love, adopted at 4, she never heard ‘no,’ was the best dog ever, we were with [her] until the end as she went to sleep on her own,” the reality star wrote at the time.

The year before that, Vanderpump and Todd’s dog Giggy died. The Pomeranian was often pictured with the couple and Bravo fans loved the sweet pup. “We are devastated to say that our beloved Giggy has passed away this morning,” Vanderpump wrote on December 12, 2020. “He was truly loved, and we know how many of you loved him too. Our sweet Gigolo was such an incredible, unique dog, but mainly, because of him, we started The Vanderpump Dog Foundation and embarked on our mission to save as many dogs as possible.”

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