It’s a sad day at the ranch Ree Drummondher family.

Wednesday, November 3, 2009: Pioneer Woman star shared news that her beloved brother Michael Smith At the age of 54, Drummond had passed away. Drummond shared a touching tribute to her brother Michael on Facebook. Drummond also included photos of her sibling over the years. Drummond said, “It’s impossible to sum up someone as wonderfully wonderful as my brother Michael. So right now, I won’t.”

“He was seventeen-months older than me, and he was my first friend and best buddy. I’m so grateful for over fifty years of photos, memories, and memories,” she said. “Please pray to my parents, whose devotion was unwavering to Mike, and who will feel the loss most acutely.”

The Food Network star at 52 years old added, “Michael Smith you were everything.”

According to a Nov. 2 Instagram post from Drummond’s sister, Betsy, Michael passed away “last weekend.” Betsy wrote alongside a photo taken from their childhood, “He was one of a kind, and he will be missed by so many people who loved him.”