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 “beautiful” Llŷr on Instagram this evening.
Dr Alex paid tribute to the “kindest” little brother, who was 10 years younger, and due to start medical school next month to follow in his big sibling’s footsteps.
Heartbroken Dr Alex 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.”
Tributes have been flooding in for Dr Alex’s younger brother, 10 years his junior.
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 also commented on Dr Alex’s devastating post.
Wes Nelson wrote: “So sorry to hear this Alex! Stay strong I love you mate!”
Josh Denzel said: “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.”
Dr Alex has been battling coronavirus on the frontline in his role as an A&E doctor at Lewisham Hospital in South East London.
Earlier this year he shared how proud he was of Llŷr for following in his medical footsteps.
Dr Alex posted on Instagram in March: “Brought my little brother to A&E today for work experience, he wants to follow in my footsteps and become a doctor.
“Not going to lie I am proud AF!!! There’s 10 years between us and he will be among the next generation of doctors on the frontline of our NHS.”
Llŷr’s cause of death has not been confirmed.
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