“We said goodbye to my beautiful niece Brooke 5 years ago last weekend,” Eileen, 59, captioned a photo of her late family member. “We love and miss this sweet soul every day.”
Brooke was 35 when she passed. According to The National Enquirer, she died of an apparent drug overdose.
It was an extremely rough time for Eileen. Her sister Connie died of cancer two months before in March.
Eileen had to endure another personal tragedy earlier this year when her Young and the Restless costar Kristoff St. John suddenly passed on Sunday, February 3. He was 52 years old.
Y&R aired special episodes dedicated to his character Neil Winters passing in April. Eileen returned to the show just for that alongside other vets like Shemar Moore and Victoria Rowell.
It culminated with a tribute episode on Monday, April 29 that fans loved.