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Family Tragedy: Rebecca Gayheart Copes With The Death Of Her Troubled Sister

Will hubby Eric Dane pull it together for his wife?

As her husband Eric Dane struggles with debilitating depression, Rebecca Gayheart is suffering another family tragedy: the jailhouse death of her beloved sister, Rachel. “She was having difficulty breathing,” explained Detective Thomas of the Kentucky State Police, noting that the 38-year-old was experiencing symptoms of pneumonia. “She became sick five days after she was incarcerated, and then we transmitted her to the hospital… She died about three or four days later.”
While Rebecca was once the face of Noxema and married Grey’s Anatomy hunk “McSteamy,” Rachel took a very different path: “She has had problems with drugs,” their father, Curtis, previously confirmed to Star, while a source added that Rachel had also needed several financial bailouts from her famous sibling. “Rebecca never minded helping Rachel,” a family friend said. “She’s devastated to lose her little sister.”