Stewart’s longtime spokeswoman Susan Magrino told Page Six, “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.”
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We’re told that Stewart, 75, and Christiansen were very close. He lived on a Fairfield, Conn., ranch, and his wife, Rita, worked in Stewart’s office. His company, Pequot Remodeling, worked with Stewart on remodeling her former home, called Turkey Hill.
In the book “Being Martha: The Inside Story of Martha Stewart and her Amazing Life,” Christiansen said of their childhood: “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.”
Christiansen also appeared on Stewart’s digital show, helping her make a blueberry pie from berries grown in his yard.Read more at FoxNews