Who is Yacov Yehuda?
Yacov Yehuda is the brother of Vampire Diaries star, Kat Graham.
Yacov Yehuda was shot in a double homicide and tragically died.
The Israeli native was fatally shot in the early morning hours of July 25 after an incident at an apartment in Phoenix, Arizona, according to TheSun.
He was around 38-40 years old.
How Did Kat Graham’s Brother Yakov Die?
According to a Phoenix Police Department spokesperson, Yacov and his friend Michael Kisselburg were at the house around 2:20 a.m. when a man knocked on the door.
The officer said, “The man told them he had hit their car accidentally in the parking lot, so they went down to look at it.”
“In the parking lot, both men were shot and killed.”
“During the course of the investigation, cause was developed to arrest Bryan O’Dea and Joshua Bivens for their roles in the homicides,” TheSun reported.
The defendants were arrested and taken to the Maricopa County Jail.
The suspects had targeted Yacov and his friend in an armed robbery that ended deadly, according to local news agencies.
What Did Kat Graham Say About Her Brother’s Death?
She has yet to make a public statement on Yacov’s death, despite insider claims she attended burial services for him over the summer.
Kat previously spoke openly about her upbringing and family life with People in an interview released the day following her brother’s untimely death.
She told the news organization, “I was about 13, my mom and I were kind of on our own, and things got really difficult.”
“We did not have a lot of money, and I had to work harder because I saw my mom, who’s so brilliant, so fierce, struggle.”
Kat and Yacov have the same mother, Natasha, despite the fact that she was raised in Los Angeles and he in Tel Aviv.