Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix‘s late pal, Ali Rafiq, collapsed in his dad and mom’ home earlier than he was finally discovered lifeless … TMZ has discovered.
Ali’s sister, Rabia Rafiq, tells us her mom discovered Ali on the ground of their St. Louis residence Friday afternoon, and he or she says it seems he had fallen and hit his head on a desk.
We’re advised Ali was discovered lifeless on the ground round 4 PM Friday … about 3 hours after they consider he handed. He had known as his father from the home about 4 hours earlier.
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Ali’s sister says her brother had no recognized sicknesses, apart from bronchial asthma … and the household did not consider that was ever a severe difficulty for him. We’re advised there have been no indicators of foul play, and no indicators as to why he collapsed.
Ali was an enormous foodie who cherished to put up footage of his meals, however his sister says he was not obese or unhealthy.
The Rafiqs are Muslim and Ali’s sister says their faith requires our bodies to be buried ASAP … so the household buried Ali on Saturday, proper after his physique was launched to the household.
As a result of Ali died Friday and was buried the following day, we’re advised Tom didn’t have an opportunity to fly out to St. Louis in time for the burial. We’re advised Tom bought to his hometown Sunday and has been spending time with Ali’s dad and mom, and visiting the gravesite to say goodbye to his pal.
Ali’s sister says Tom’s dad and mom attended Saturday’s funeral and FaceTimed with Tom so he may really feel like he was there … and Ariana despatched flowers.
As we reported … Ariana regarded somber Saturday when she bought again into city from her journey to NYC, paying tribute to Ali with a social media put up. Tom additionally shared a remembrance put up.
Ali’s sister says his loss of life certificates cites “organ failure” as the reason for loss of life, however the household is ready for toxicology stories to be taught what actually occurred.
We’re advised Ali’s mates are planning a celebration of life in St. Louis, and presumably one other memorial in Los Angeles.