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25 July 2020 02:38

Love Island star Dr Alex George has shared the tragic news of his younger brother's death.

Welsh Love Island star Dr Alex George announces his younger brother has died

Love Island star Dr Alex George has shared the tragic news of his younger brother's death. The reality star released a statement on Friday (July 24) to tell his social media followers that he was grieving the loss of Llŷr, explaining that his brother's death was related to mental health issues. The doctor received an outpouring of support from Love Island fans, as well as from stars from the ITV2 reality series. Stay strong, I love you mate," Wes Nelson encouraged him, with Alexandra Cane writing: "I'm so sorry Alex. Dr Alex has been working all throughout the last several months on the front lines of the pandemic, having just recently confirmed his split from girlfriend Amelia because they'd been forced to spend lockdown apart.

Welsh Love Island star Dr Alex George has announced that his younger brother has died. The A&E doctor, originally from Carmarthen, shared the tragic news on his Instagram account on Friday evening. In a heartfelt tribute to his younger brother, Llŷr, who he revealed was due to start medical school next month, Dr Alex said his family are devastated. Fellow Welsh islander Rosie Williams posted: "Oh no Alex! 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." Dr Alex has been fighting the coronavirus pandemic on the frontline in his job as an A&E doctor. Dr Alex George revealed his brother Llŷr has tragically died (Picture: Instagram) Dr Alex George revealed his brother Llŷr has tragically died. The Love Island star confirmed the sad news on Instagram, just weeks before he was due to start medical school. Alongside a photo of the pair, Alex began: 'I can't believe I am actually writing this post. 'Please rest in peace x Our boy.' Fans and famous friends were among those offering their support to Alex and his family.

Fellow Love Island star Wes Nelson simply replied: 'So sorry to hear this Alex! 'So sorry to hear that Alex, what tragic news. One wrote: 'My heart breaks for you and your family – I'm so sorry this has happened. Alex came to fame on Love Island 2018, and is currently among the NHS staff fighting on the front line against the coronavirus pandemic. He recently opened up about his bond with his younger brother, and proud he was of Llŷr for following in his medical footsteps.

'Brought my little brother to A&E today for work experience, he wants to follow in my footsteps and become a doctor,' he captioned a previous Instagram post. If you've got a celebrity story, video or pictures get in touch with the Metro.co.uk entertainment team by emailing us [email protected], calling 020 3615 2145 or by visiting our Submit Stuff page – we'd love to hear from you. 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 last night. 4 Dr Alex shared this image with his younger brother Llŷr when announcing his death Credit: Instagram 4 Alex wrote his heartbreaking tribute for his younger brother Llŷr 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. Please rest in peace x Our boy." 4 Dr Alex with his little brother Llŷr and parents at his graduation 4 Dr Alex with his brother Llŷr and parents 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! 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!" Frankie Foster posted: "Sending my love to you and family mate." Alexandra Crane also wrote: "I'm so sorry Alex. 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. And now Love Island's Laura Anderson took a break from the social media commentary as she caught up with pal Dr Alex George for a bite to eat in Clapham on Thursday. The pair became firm pals during their appearance on 2018's instalment of Love Island, which saw Laura, 31, finish second with then beau Paul Knopp. Stepping out: Love Island's Laura Anderson took a break from the social media commentary as she caught up with pal Dr Alex George for a bite to eat in Clapham on Thursday Scottish beauty Laura cut a stylish figure for their lunch at Megan's in a beige oversized blazer, which she layered over a simple white T-shirt. Meanwhile, Dr Alex, who recently broke up with his girlfriend Amelia Bath, donned a grey tee and black skinny jeans for the catch up. The 30-year-old has been on the frontline battling the Covid-19 pandemic since March so no doubt welcomed the socially distanced lunch with his friend. Pals: The pair became firm pals during their appearance on 2018's instalment of Love Island (Pictured on the fourth series above) Alex looked at his phone while Laura followed behind On Thursday, Laura continued to shed light on how posing differently can alter the way your figure looks as she took to Instagram. The Love Island star posed on her bed in a yellow bikini, joined by her boyfriend Tom Brazier, and sat upright at first before hunching over and pinching her stomach. Laura's latest post comes a day after she defiantly hit back at trolls by sharing a bikini-clad snap after being trolled for being 'too skinny'. In his jeans: Dr Alex, who recently broke up with his girlfriend Amelia Bath, donned a grey tee and black skinny jeans for the catch up Catching up: The 30-year-old has been on the frontline battling the Covid-19 pandemic since March so no doubt welcomed the socially distanced lunch with his friend Casually-clad: The Love Island star cut a casual figure as he opened to door of the flashy blue car Strong: Alex showed no signs of heartache despite recently splitting from his girlfriend