Martha Stewart's younger brother unexpectedly dies at home

Martha Stewart's (left) younger brother George Christiansen, 65 (right), died suddenly of a suspected heart attack last week
  • George Christiansen died suddenly last week at his home in Fairfield, Connecticut from a suspected heart attack
  • He was reportedly very close with his famous older sister
  • This is the second of Stewart's younger siblings to die in recent years 
  • In 2014, Stewart suffered the loss of her younger sister Laura Kostyra Plimpton to a brain aneurysm 

Martha Stewart is mourning the loss of her younger brother, who died suddenly last week. 

George Christiansen, 65, died of a suspected heart attack at his home in Fairfield, Connecticut after feeling unwell. 

Stewart's longtime spokeswoman Susan Magrino issued a statement to the New York Post about the death. 

'Martha lost her youngest brother, George, suddenly and unexpectedly earlier this [past] week. The family requests that you respect their privacy during this time of sorrow,' the statement reads. 

Stewart, 75, was reportedly very close with her younger brother, and his wife Rita worked in Stewart's office. 

Christiansen was a contractor and his company Pequot Remodeling helped renovate Stewart's old home Turkey Hill. 

 George ChristiansenGeorge Christiansen
Stewart and her younger brother (left and right) were reportedly very close 

In the book 'Being Martha: The Inside Story of Martha Stewart and her Amazing Life,'' Christian spoke about their childhood, growing up in New Jersey. 

'It was all about going and finding a piece of land and living off of it, learning how to get back to nature. Listening to banjos, listening to folk music, discovering Leadbelly and the Mamas and the Papas. 

'We used to have the greatest evenings with a bunch of hospitable people. Martha would make pies and other things for the occasions.'  

Stewart was the second oldest of six children, and Christiansen is the second of her younger siblings to die. 

Her younger sister Laura Kostyra Plimpton died in 204 at the age of 59 after suffering a massive brain aneurysm. Plimpton worked at Stewart's company for more than 25 years.   

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