DOCTOR Alex George says he is still trying to "process" the tragic death of his little brother Llŷr after being flooded with support from his Love Island co-stars.
The reality star, 30, yesterday revealed his brother lost his battle with mental health – just weeks before he was due to start medical school.
This morning he told fans: "Thank you for all the messages of kindness here and to my phone.
"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."
Sharing a snap of himself with his arm around Llŷr – who was ten years younger -Dr Alex paid tribute to the "kindest" little brother.
In the comments, his ex-girlfriend Alexandra Cane said: "I’m so sorry Alex. My deepest condolences are with you and your family."
Series winner Dani Dyer wrote: "So so sorry alex. Sending you so much love xx."
Pal Megan Barton Hanson added: "Alex I’m so sorry for yours and your families loss.
"I can’t put into words how heartbreaking this news is. I’m always here if you need me. Sending love."
Amber Davies said: "Sending you so much love."
"I’m so sorry for your loss," added Eyal Booker.
" Thinking of you and your family. Love you bro."
Rosie Williams: "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."
Wes Nelson: "So sorry to hear this Alex! Stay strong I love you mate."
Charlie Brake replied: "So, so sorry mate. Here if you need anything. Devastating."
Outside of the Love Island family, Jacqueline Jossa replied: "Such sad news, thinking of you and your whole family x"
The frontline doctor and reality TV star, 30, shared the heartbreaking news about "beautiful" Llŷr on Instagram last night.
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."
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.
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