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Feb. 4 (UPI) — Sex and the City alum Kim Cattrall has announced the death of her brother Christopher, just hours after taking to social media to say he went missing from his home in Canada on Tuesday.

“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,” the actress tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police representative Corporal Chris Warren told The Hollywood Reporter Chris Cattrall’s body was discovered on his property.

Earlier in the day, Kim Cattrall shared on Twitter a police “missing” poster featuring a photo of and details about her 55-year-old sibling. Cattrall also posted a longer message on Instagram, asking for the public’s help in bringing him safely home.

“MISSING! This is my brother Christopher Cattrall or Chris as we call him,” she wrote. “He has been missing since Tuesday, January the 30th from his home in Lacombe, Alberta Canada. 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. Chris is 55 years old, 6 feet tall, 200 pounds, blue eyes, short brown hair, goatee, average build & usually wearing a waist length hooded winter coat with black gloves, blue jeans and calf high black winter boots. If you’ve seen Chris contact Blackfalds RCMP at 403 885 3300 He’s a one of a kind brother. Help us bring him home safe. Please spread the world. Many thanks for reading this. Kim #centralalberta #blackfalds #reddeeralberta.”