Former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss spent her festive season in mourning after her brother drowned in a freak accident.
The star's sibling Jason was holidaying in Hawaii over the Christmas (09) period but was swept out to sea by a strong current on 28 December (09).
Fleiss was left devastated by his shock death - which happened just two days before her 44th birthday.
But she will miss his funeral as she is participating in British reality show Celebrity Big Brother.
Her fiance Dennis Hof says, "Heidi was so devastated she almost pulled out of Celebrity Big Brother.
"She said, 'I loved Jason. I don't want to be disrespectful to him.' I told her she needed to get away and stay busy so she does not have time to dwell on this awful thing."