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Brooke Burke is mourning the loss of her younger brother Tommy, who passed away at 44, just one day after his birthday on Monday.

While sharing the devastating news with her 453,000 Instagram followers, the former Dancing With The Stars co-host, 49, uploaded a slideshow full of memories with her sibling.

‘I have no words today [brokenhearted emoji] just Tommy Burke 7/19/1977 – 7/20/2021,’ she captioned the photos of them goofing around together.

Devastating: Brooke Burke is mourning the loss of her younger brother Tommy, who passed away at 44, just one day after his birthday on Monday

The first black and white selfie showed them in a car staring at the camera, while another solo image featured him playing a ukulele.  

The duo appeared to have a close relationship and, according to her 21-year-old daughter Neriah Fisher’s Instagram, he was an incredible uncle. 

In response to her mom’s tribute, Neriah commented ‘heaven gained the coolest angel.’  

Beloved brother: While sharing the devastating news with her 453,000 Instagram followers, the former Dancing With The Stars co-host, 49, uploaded a slideshow full of memories with her sibling

Beloved brother: While sharing the devastating news with her 453,000 Instagram followers, the former Dancing With The Stars co-host, 49, uploaded a slideshow full of memories with her sibling

Beloved brother: While sharing the devastating news with her 453,000 Instagram followers, the former Dancing With The Stars co-host, 49, uploaded a slideshow full of memories with her sibling

'I have no words today [brokenhearted emoji] just Tommy Burke 7/19/1977 - 7/20/2021,' she captioned the photos of them goofing around together

'I have no words today [brokenhearted emoji] just Tommy Burke 7/19/1977 - 7/20/2021,' she captioned the photos of them goofing around together

‘I have no words today [brokenhearted emoji] just Tommy Burke 7/19/1977 – 7/20/2021,’ she captioned the photos of them goofing around together

Later, she paid homage to Tommy on her Instagram Story with two pictures and a loving message. 

‘Keep your loved ones close. Tell people how much you appreciate them,’ she captioned a shot of him throwing up a rock and roll sign.

She continued: ‘My heart is feeling extra heavy. I miss your hugs. You always have the best ones.’ 

Sweet memories: The duo appeared particularly close and, according to her 21-year-old daughter Neriah Fisher's Instagram, he was an incredible uncle

Sweet memories: The duo appeared particularly close and, according to her 21-year-old daughter Neriah Fisher's Instagram, he was an incredible uncle

Sweet memories: The duo appeared particularly close and, according to her 21-year-old daughter Neriah Fisher’s Instagram, he was an incredible uncle

Doting niece: In response to her mom's tribute, Neriah commented 'heaven gained the coolest angel'

Doting niece: In response to her mom's tribute, Neriah commented 'heaven gained the coolest angel'

Doting niece: In response to her mom’s tribute, Neriah commented ‘heaven gained the coolest angel’

Meanwhile, Neriah’s younger sister Sierra, 19, also paid tribute to her uncle, who she said encouraged them to ‘celebrate’ life and talent.

She also gushed he had the ‘kindest heart’ before writing: ‘Thank you for inspiring me to write music and for bringing love and hope to everyone around you.’

‘Time with you was a blessing. Love u uncle tommy. Till we meet again,’ the  teen concluded. 

Tommy’s cause of death has not been revealed at this time. 

'Keep your loved ones close. Tell people how much you appreciate them,' she captioned a shot of him throwing a rock and roll sign at the camera

'Keep your loved ones close. Tell people how much you appreciate them,' she captioned a shot of him throwing a rock and roll sign at the camera

‘Keep your loved ones close. Tell people how much you appreciate them,’ she captioned a shot of him throwing a rock and roll sign at the camera

At a loss: Meanwhile, Neriah's younger sister Sierra, 19, also paid tribute to her uncle, who she said encouraged them to 'celebrate' life and talent

At a loss: Meanwhile, Neriah's younger sister Sierra, 19, also paid tribute to her uncle, who she said encouraged them to 'celebrate' life and talent

At a loss: Meanwhile, Neriah’s younger sister Sierra, 19, also paid tribute to her uncle, who she said encouraged them to ‘celebrate’ life and talent

Grieving: She also gushed he had the 'kindest heart' before writing: 'Thank you for inspiring me to write music and for bringing love and hope to everyone around you'

Grieving: She also gushed he had the 'kindest heart' before writing: 'Thank you for inspiring me to write music and for bringing love and hope to everyone around you'

Grieving: She also gushed he had the ‘kindest heart’ before writing: ‘Thank you for inspiring me to write music and for bringing love and hope to everyone around you’

Source: DUK News

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