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Love Island’s Dr Alex admits he is going through the ‘darkest time’, after the sudden death of his younger brother

The reality star thanked fans for their 'kindness and love'


Dr Alex George has admitted he is going through the “hardest, darkest time” following the unexpected death of his younger brother Llyr on Friday.

In a heartbreaking Instagram post, the Love Island star broke the news to his fans he had lost his “beautiful little brother to mental health”.

Sharing an update about how he has been holding up since the tragedy, the 30-year-old took to his Instagram stories today to tell his followers that it has been “the darkest times”.

“These are the hardest times I could ever have imagined,” he wrote.

“The kindness and love our family have received has been incredible and I am so grateful.”

“In the darkest times we must pick ourselves up, find strength and be there for our family and friends. That is exactly what I will do,” he concluded the post.

Alex announced Llyr’s death on Friday by sharing a photo of him and his younger brother on Instagram.

“I can’t believe I am actually writing this post. I have lost my beautiful little brother to mental health,” he captioned the photo.

“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,” he continued. “As a family we are devastated. We love you and miss you so much. Please rest in peace x Our boy.”

“Thank you for all the messages of kindness here and to my phone,” he thanked his followers.

“I am incredibly grateful of the support and it means so much. I am sorry that I can’t reply yet. I need to try and process what has happened somehow.”

Alex has had an extremely tough year, as he’s been working on the frontline in an A&E department in London during the coronavirus pandemic.

The 30-year-old also recently split from his girlfriend Amelia Bath.

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