Bobby Zarin, husband of Real Housewives of New York City
star Jill Zarin, passed away on Saturday at the age of 71. The Bravo star shared an official statement on her website on behalf of the family.
"With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully today surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. There are no words to describe how heartbroken we are. Thank you, everyone for all your love, and support during this difficult time," the message said.
Bobby was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 and had undergone cancer treatment over the years. He last appeared on RHONYC in season 9 as a guest along his wife Jill during Luann de Lesseps and Tom D'Agostino's final pre-wedding lunch. He is survived by his children, David Zarin, 41, Jennifer Zarin, 38, Jonathan Zarin, 35, and 25-year-old stepdaughter Ally Shapiro.
Meanwhile, Real Housewives of New York City stars have expressed condolences on social media.
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