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25 July 2020 04:43

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Love Island star Dr Alex George has revealed that his younger brother has died after struggling with his mental health. In an emotional Instagram post, the NHS doctor said "no words can explain" how he felt after the loss of his brother Llyr. "I can't believe I am actually writing this post," he said. I love you so much Llyr." Image: Dr Alex said he is 'hurting so bad' Describing his brother as the "kindest and most caring soul", Dr Alex told his followers how his younger brother had been training to become a doctor. "I was so proud of you starting medical school next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor," he said.

Advertisement The reality star continued: "We are hurting so bad. Dr Alex's fellow Love Island stars rushed to support him, with Wes Nelson writing: "So sorry to hear this Alex! Rosie Williams added: "Oh no Alex! I'm so so sorry from the bottom of my heart. Samira Mighty, who appeared on the same season as Dr Alex, wrote: "Stay strong." Dr Alex, 30, has continued to work as an NHS doctor after starring in the reality series in 2018.

He has regularly shared Instagram videos throughout the coronavirus pandemic offering advice on subjects including face masks and social bubbles. Just months ago, he shared a post titled "WHY MENTAL HEALTH EFFECTS US ALL (sic)". "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," he said. "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.":: Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email [email protected] in the UK.

In the US, call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK. Dr Alex George has been left heartbroken after the sudden death of his little brother. The Love Island star, 30, said that his brother Llŷr, who was 10 years his junior, died following a battle with mental health. Alex's sibling was due to begin medical school next month and to become a doctor, just like big brother Alex. Posting a picture of them together on Instagram, he penned: "I can't believe I am actually writing this post. Alex's friends and fans rushed to offer him support. Fellow Islander 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." A fan told him: "My heart breaks for you and your family - I'm so sorry this has happened sending so much love your way!" Another posted: "Alex I am so sorry, my heart breaks reading this. Sending so much love to you and your family" "So sorry for your loss," another commented. Dr Alex has been fighting the coronavirus pandemic on the frontline in his job as an A&E doctor. He's been having a rough time lately, as he recently split from his girlfriend Amelia Bath after lockdown tore them apart. The circumstances of Llŷr's death are not yet known. Alex called his brother "kind" and "caring" and said that he knows he would have made a brilliant doctor one day. * Samaritans (116 123) operates a 24-hour service available every day of the year. If you prefer to write down how you're feeling, or if you're worried about being overheard on the phone, you can email Samaritans at [email protected] Dr Alex George has announced the heartbreaking news that his little brother has died suddenly. The Love Island star penned an emotional message on Instragram alongside a picture of them together. Alex said Llŷr, who was due to follow in his brother's footsteps and begin medical school next month, died following a battle with mental health. He wrote on his social media page: "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" Friends and fans have flooded Alex's post with their condolences. This Morning doctor Zoe Williams wrote: "So very sorry for you and your family. Sending love and strength." Fellow Love Island star Wes Nelson commented: "So sorry to hear this Alex! Stay strong I love you mate!" "My heart breaks for you and your family - I'm so sorry this has happened sending so much love your way," added a fan. Another also said: "Oh my goodness that is such a tragedy, I'm so sorry to have read this post. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family." Get breaking news first on the free Manchester Evening News app - download it here for your Apple or Android device. You can also get a round-up of the biggest stories sent direct to your inbox every day with the MEN email newsletter - subscribe here. And you can follow us on Facebook here.