Brother of 'Sex and the City' actress Kim Cattrall found dead

Christopher Cattrall had been missing since Tuesday January 30th

Brother of 'Sex and the City' actress Kim Cattrall found dead

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Updated: 00.15

The brother of Canadian-born actress Kim Cattrall has been found dead, police have confirmed.

Christopher Cattrall, or Chris as he was also known, had been missing since Tuesday January 30th.

He was last seen at his home in Lacombe, Alberta in Canada.

He left his home unlocked with his seven dogs inside.

On Sunday night, Royal Canadian Mounted Police said the body of the 55-year-old had been found.

His sister, who played Samantha Jones in the TV series and films 'Sex and the City', had made several appeals to help find him through her social media.

She earlier posted his missing poster on her Twitter account and also made a separate plea on Instagram.

She wrote earlier: "His keys, cell phone, & wallet left on the table and his front door unlocked. This is not like Chris.

"He he would never leave his unlocked home without those items nor his 7 beloved dogs."

But in an updated tweet, she said: "It is with great sadness that myself and my family announce the unexpected passing of our son and brother, Chris Cattrall.

"At this time we ask for privacy. We want to thank you all on social media for your outpouring of love and support in this trying time."