Katie Holmes rushed past paparazzi on Wednesday night with her head down as she exited Cecconi’s restaurant in Hollywood on Wednesday. The actress, who was there to celebrate her friend Victoria Beckham’s birthday, had just found out about the sudden death of her brother-in-law. Joseph Jeffrey Fretti, the 48-year-old husband of her older sister Tamara, passed away suddenly from heart failure. He was found dead by a family friend in Florida, where he had taken his two young children to visit his 76-year-old mother. Holmes is anguished over her family’s tragic loss, and a source says husband Tom Cruise is doing everything he can to help. A funeral is scheduled for Fretti in Ohio next Monday, and Holmes is expected to attend the service. ~Meryl H. As seen in issue #394 of Movie Mail.