LOVE ISLAND'S Dr Alex George has revealed his younger brother has died after a mental health battle.
The frontline doctor and reality TV star, 30, shared the heartbreaking news about Llyr on Instagram this evening.
Dr Alex paid tribute to the "kindest" brother who was due to start medical school next month and follow in his big sibling's footsteps.
It is believed Llyr would have been 19 at the time of his death.
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."
Alex was last seen publicly yesterday in South London when he grabbed lunch with fellow Love Islander Laura Anderson.
Tributes have come flooding in the Dr Alex's younger brother.
Alex's Love Island co-star Rosie Williams posted: "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."
Other Love Islanders have commented on Dr Alex's devastating post.
Wes Nelson wrote: "So sorry to hear this Alex! Stay strong I love you mate!"
Josh Denzel also wrote: "Brooo here if you need me."
Charlie Brake added: "So, so sorry mate. Here if you need anything. Devastating."
Samira Mighty wrote: "Stay strong."
Frankie Foster posted: Sending my love to you and family mate."
Alexandra Crane also wrote: "I'm so sorry Alex. My deepest condolences are with you and your family."
A Love Island fan commented on Dr Alex's post: "Alex I am so sorry, my heart breaks reading this. Sending so much love to you and your family."
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123, or visit Mind's website
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