Tragedy for Leigh Arnold as brother Nicky dies suddenly

Leigh Arnold
Leigh Arnold

Actress Leigh Arnold has suffered fresh heartache as her brother Nicky died suddenly yesterday.

Nicky Arnold (34) was found dead at his family home in Foxrock.

A spokesperson for the family told the Herald they were in “total shock” and are waiting on a post mortem to find out what happened.

“The family are extremely close and now just ask that their privacy be respected and that they are afforded the time to breathe and grieve,” the representative added.

Sources said that the post-mortem will try to establish if the businessman died of a sudden aneurysm.

Nicky was previously a director of an asset management agency. He was well known in social circles and previously dated model Laura Toogood.

He is survived by his parents David and Mo, his brother Simon as well as sisters Leigh and Chloe.

Leigh (36) lost her two-week-old son Flynn in tragic circumstances in May 2013.

The newborn tot was found dead in his cot at home. Leigh is Married to director Steve Davies. The couple have two children Hunter (3) and one-month-old Piper.