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Monty Brinson, Kim Richards, Instagram

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Kim Richards has broken her silence on her ex-husband Monty Brinson's tragic passing.

The child actress and former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message about losing one of her closest friends and confidantes.

"Yesterday I said goodbye to the best friend I've ever had in my life…Monty was an amazing person with an amazing soul," she wrote.

"We shared over 30 years of love & happiness and brought a beautiful daughter into the world. I am so grateful for all that we shared. I know we will be together again one day. I love you Monty."

Richards posted a photo of her dancing with Brinson at their daughter Brooke Brinson's wedding last year and added, "My angel in heaven…and I know that we will be together again one day. I will carry you in my heart always my love…until then, may you rest in peace."

Richards' brother-in-law Rick Hilton announced Brinson's passing yesterday by sharing the following message with his followers:

"We have lost Monty Brinson after a brave battle with cancer. His heart was as big as the moon and he was loved by all he met."

Kathy Hilton's husband added, "He will be sorely missed. I love you always!"

Richards and Brinson were married from 1985 to 1988 and fans of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills knew that the couple remained close long after their split.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.