‘Southern Charm’ Star Taylor Ann Green Mourns Brother Worth’s Death at 36: ‘Heartbroken Is an Understatement’

News of Worth’s death on June 8 was first shared by his and Taylor Ann’s sister Catie King

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Southern CharmTaylor Ann Green is in the midst of a family tragedy.

The Bravo star’s brother, Richard Worthington Green, known to those close to him as “Worth”, died on June 8 at the age of 36.

Taylor Ann, 28, and her family issued a statement to PEOPLE: “Worth left this world on top of the world – he had a beautiful passion for life and cared deeply for those around him,” it read. in the statement.

The statement continued, “We will miss his jovial personality and all the love and laughter he brought to his family, girlfriend and countless friends. Heartbroken is an understatement, but we find so much peace knowing that he is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. We kindly ask that you respect privacy at this time.”

Worth and Taylor Ann’s sister Catie King first shared the news via an Instagram tribute: “You are the best big brother I could have ever asked for. This family will never be the same again. I love you. love madly.”

Taylor Ann’s ex-boyfriend and companion Southern Charm Star Shep Rose commented on King’s post, calling Worth “absolutely one of a kind. A pleasure to know and laugh with.

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An obituary shared through a South Carolina funeral home spoke of Worth’s character. “He was a fine example of how to live life as fully as possible. His personality was dynamic, outgoing and loving. Worth never knew a stranger,” the obituary said.

“Worth loved his family very much,” reads the obituary. “Any excuse to be with them, he really loved with all his heart. He was a vivacious and loving son and grandson, and the best big brother of his sisters, always there as a protector and a cheerleader.

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Worth had recently started a men’s group in his North Carolina community to “reflect on life and challenge each other’s faith in Christ.” He also recently started a relationship with a woman named Caroline, the obituary revealed. “More recently, he met the woman he adored and cherished. Caroline brought so much joy into his life,” the tribute read. “He loved her enough to bring her home to his family and was beginning to plan a future with her by his side. Friends too numerous to name will miss the exuberant love for life that Worth gave them.

A funeral will be held on Saturday.

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