Monty Brinson, a supermarket-franchise heir, professional poker player and the ex-husband of movie and reality star, Kim Richards, has passed away. He was 59.

Brinson died after a hard fought battle with lung cancer.


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Brinson and Richards, the star of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, were married from 1985 to 1988 and had one daughter, Brooke.

Richards divorced Brinson in the mid-eighties and married Gregg Davis, the son of petroleum mogul Marvin Davis. They divorced in 1991.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to Brinson’s family and friends at this difficult time.