Olivia Flowers is an actress and was born on April 27, 1992, in Laguna Beach, California, USA. Olivia has been involved in various film and television projects, including “We’re Pretty Terrible” (2017), “We Follow You” (2019), and “Chasing Waves” (2016).
In a recent episode of Southern Charm, the cast and viewers were confronted with a devastating reality – the passing of Conner Flowers, the brother of Olivia Flowers, one of the show’s stars. Here’s what we know so far about the tragic incident.
What Happened To Southern Charm Olivia Flower’s Brother?
At the age of 32, Conner Flowers lost his life to Lyme disease on January 30, 2023. He was a passionate golfer and a professional in Charleston’s real estate industry. Conner’s life was a testament to vitality, despite a nearly two-decade battle with this debilitating illness. However, the journey was fraught with misdiagnoses and ineffective treatments that wreaked havoc on his health.
Lyme disease, transmitted through the bite of infected black-legged ticks, is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Conner’s misdiagnoses and subsequent treatments, sometimes unnecessary, led to devastating consequences, affecting his internal organs and the quality of his life.
“Conner was a remarkable young man, with the gift of compassion and love for others, earning him friends everywhere he went. His values were seeded in his faith and in his family,” the Flowers family said in a statement to Us Weekly at the time of Olivia’s brother’s death. “We know his absence will be felt by many for years to come. Please respect our privacy while we grieve the overwhelming loss of our son and brother.”
Olivia explained how Lyme disease is often difficult to diagnose in an Instagram post on May 9, 2023. “I recently learned that May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month. While I still have a lot to learn about Lyme disease, I want to use today to speak about my family’s experience with this illness over the years,” Olivia captioned a series of photos of her brother.
She continued, “My brother suffered from this insidious disease for his entire adult life. I grew up with a creative, confident and active brother. Conner was an incredible athlete, an avid golfer – he was ranked state-wide. He always had an entrepreneurial spirit and an inspiring energy about him. Although he was very private about his struggles with Lyme disease, my family saw the toll it took on his life trying to navigate the debilitating symptoms over the last 17 years.”
Celebrities, including former Southern Charm star Thomas Ravenel, paid tribute to Conner on their social media, emphasizing the profound impact he had on their lives. Leslie Green, a family friend, expressed deep sympathy and offered prayers for the Flowers family.
After Conner’s tragic passing, the Southern Charm cast and viewers rallied around Olivia Flowers. The episode that aired on October 19, 2023, revealed the shock and sorrow felt by the cast as they learned of Conner’s sudden death. The emotional outpouring from Olivia’s friends, both on and off-screen, showcased the strength of their bond.
Despite her previous differences with ex-boyfriend Austen Kroll, Olivia found solace in his kind and thoughtful support amid the tragedy.
When Austen was just seven years old, his world was forever changed by a devastating tragedy. His older sister, Kyle, lost her life at the tender age of nine due to a heart-wrenching accident.
In an episode of the reality TV show “Southern Charm,” Austen shared the deeply personal story of his sister’s passing. This experience opened a door for him to connect with Olivia, who was going through a similar pain after the recent loss of her brother. Austen reached out to Olivia, who was described as being “in shock” and feeling trapped in a nightmarish reality.
Austen’s empathy for Olivia’s grief revealed the profound impact his sister’s death had on him. In a confessional moment, he expressed his struggle to process such profound loss, stating, “It’s just a big ‘ole fog, I don’t even really know how to think right now.” This episode highlights the unique bond that he and Olivia now share, having both faced the unimaginable – the loss of a beloved sibling.
Conner Flowers’ untimely death is a stark reminder of the relentless nature of Lyme disease and the critical importance of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment. His battle may be over, but the awareness generated by his passing could help others in their fight against this debilitating illness.