Love Island’s Dr Alex heartbroken over the sudden death of his brother
Love Island star Alex George has shared his heartbreak at the death of his little brother, Llyr.
George said he was a ‘kind and caring soul’ and that he died after struggling with mental health.
He wrote on Instagram: "I can’t believe I am actually writing this post. I have lost my beautiful little brother to mental health. I love you so much Llŷr. The kindest and most caring soul.
“I was so proud of you starting medical school next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor. We are hurting so bad. No words can explain. As a family we are devastated. We love you and miss you so much. Please rest in peace x Our boy”
Other Love Island stars have offered their support.
Megan Barton Hanson wrote: “Alex I’m so sorry for yours and your families loss. I can’t put into words how heartbreaking this news is. I’m always here if you need me. Sending love”
While Rosie Williams commented: “Oh no Alex! This is so awful. I’m so so sorry from the bottom of my heart. Sending you all the love in the world. Thinking of you and your family through this terrible time”
And Charlie Brake wrote: “So, so sorry mate. Here if you need anything. Devastating”
George has continued his work as a doctor after his time on the 2018 version of the ITV2 hit show.
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic he has been posting advice and information to help his fan base.
One of his posts was about mental health and he said: "Each and every one of us has been through so much in the last few months. I am certain most of us have had ups and downs, good days and bad.
"Mental health awareness week brings us the opportunity to spread the word that it's ok, to not be ok and that there is no shame in reaching out and asking for help."
If you need help or someone to talk to call the Samaritans hotline 116 123. The US Samaritans hotline is 1 (800) 273-TALK.