A The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is mourning the sudden death of a close friend.
Former Hollywood casting director and publicist Scout Masterson died suddenly on September 11, 2022 at the age of 48, his husband Bill Horn announced in an Instagram post.
“Yesterday we lost a loving husband, a kind friend, a good son and an amazing parent. Scouty we miss so much,” Horn captioned a slideshow of Masterson. “Scout Michael Masterson 1974-2022.”
In addition to Horn, Masterson is survived by his children Simone (12) and Bosley (8).
Masterson made several cameos on his close friend Tori Spelling’s reality show “Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood,” per IMDb. He was also close friends with “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum Denise Richards, and in 2016 their daughters attended a birthday party for Masterson’s little girl, according to Us Weekly. Richards has also posed with Masterson in social media pictures.
“I’m heartbroken, so are the girls,” Richards wrote on Instagram after Masterson’s death. “We love you so much. I’m still in shock and will be for a long time. We love you. I’ll tell you the rest privately.”
A few days after Masterson’s death was made public, Richards gave a lengthy tribute to him on her Instagram page. The actress posted several of Masterson’s favorite photos, writing about their long friendship in the caption. She also credited Masterson and his husband for helping her get through the difficult process of adopting their youngest daughter, Eloise. The former RHOBH star adopted Eloise as a toddler in 2011, per E! News.
“Scouty, I will never forget you and the good memories over so many years. All the pool days we had kids stuff together you and Billy helping me through the adoption process with Eloise being my confidant,” she wrote. “All our conversations, I could share everything with you. “
“What a shock for us. not having you here,” Richards added. “I remember we were talking about my mum and saying where are they going? Maybe you can give us all a few signs. You are a great friend, so loyal and never judged. Funny, funny, with a fancy shmancy style. Your laughter is contagious and you made everyone around you happy. Incredible father, son and devoted loving husband. And biggest dog lover. My heart is broken. I will miss you very much, I love you so much and we will all be there for your family.”
Alongside Richards, fellow RHOBH Lisa Rinna also shared a photo of Masterson on her Instagram story with the caption, “Heaven just got another angel. Our hearts go out to Bill, Simone and Boz. Today is a devastatingly sad day. We lost a very bright light in this world, someone we loved so much. He was full of joy and made us laugh so much. He was the best father. We love you, Scout.”
“My heart breaks for you and your family,” Teddi Mellencamp wrote to Horn on Instagram. “Sending you so much love. Please let us know what you need”
“Oh Bill, I’m so sorry. I am praying for you and these sweet babies. Sending you so much love,” wrote Real Housewives of Atlanta alum Kim Zolciak-Biermann.
And RHOA star Phaedra Parks also looked back on her long friendship with Masterson. “[Scout Masterson] was a ray of light illuminating goodness and grace,” she wrote. “My sons and I pray for your peace, comfort and renewed joy. We love you.”
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