Dr. Love Island’s Alex George has said he’s trying to find strength while mourning the death of his younger brother Llyr.
The grieving star, 30, also emotionally revealed that he and his family are going through the ‘hardest’ and ‘darkest’ times.
Dr. Alex announced on Instagram on Friday that he had lost his ‘pretty little brother to sanity’.
Heartache: Dr. Love Island’s Alex George has said he’s trying to find strength while mourning the death of his younger brother Llyr
On Monday, the Love Island star took his stories and thanked his followers for their support as he spoke candidly about his grief.
He wrote, “These are the most difficult times I could have ever imagined.
“The kindness and love our family has received has been incredible and I am so thankful.
“In the darkest times, we need to pick ourselves up, find strength and be there for our family and friends. That’s exactly what I’m going to do. ‘
Emotional: The grieving star, 30, also emotionally revealed that he and his family are going through the ‘hardest’ and ‘darkest’ times
Distraught: Dr. Alex announced on Instagram on Friday that he had lost his ‘pretty little mental health brother’ (posted on Instagram in 2018)
Dr. Alex also took his Saturday morning stories with him, thanked his followers for their support, and said he needs time to record the tragic news.
He wrote, “Thanks for all the kind messages here and to my phone. I am very grateful for the support and it means so much.
“I’m sorry I can’t answer yet. I have to try to process what happened somehow. ‘
In the emotional tribute that announced Llyr’s death, the A&E doctor wrote, “I can’t believe I’m actually writing this post.
Devastated: Dr Alex also took his Saturday morning stories, thanked his followers for their support, and said he needs time to record the tragic news (pictured last month)
“I lost my beautiful little brother to mental health. I love you so much, lr. The kindest and most caring soul.
“I was so proud that you started medical education next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor. We hurt so much. No words can explain it.
“We are devastated as a family. We love you and miss you so much. Rest in peace x Our boy. ‘
Moving: In his emotional post on Friday, he said, “I was so proud that you started medical school next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor.”
It is believed that Dr Alex’s brother would have been 19 at the time of his death. MailOnline has contacted its representatives for comment.
In 2018, Dr Alex took part in ITV’s Love Island, the popular reality dating series in which former contestants Sophie Gradon, 32, and Mike Thalassitis, 26, and 40-year-old host Caroline Flack committed suicide.
Many of Alex’s Love Island co-stars rushed to pay tribute to his late brother in the comments of his post, with Rosie Williams writing: ‘Oh no Alex! This is so awful.
“I’m so deeply sorry. I send you all the love in the world. I think of you and your family in this terrible time. ‘
Charlie Brake wrote, “So sorry sorry. Here if you need something. Devastating, “wrote Frankie Foster:” I send my love to you and your family. ‘
Samira Mighty wrote, “Stay strong,” and Wes Nelson added, “I’m sorry to hear this Alex! Stay strong, I love you buddy! ‘
Josh Denzel also said, “Brooo here if you need me.”
Emotional: It is believed that Dr.’s brother Alex would have been 19 at the time of his death, which came after he was admitted to medical school
Sympathies: Many of Alex’s Love Island co-stars rushed to pay tribute to his late brother in the comments of his post
Dr. Alex is currently working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic at Lewisham University Hospital in South East London.
Originally from Carmarthen, Wales, he studied medicine at the University of Exeter before setting his sights on finding romance on Love Island.
He struggled to find his dream girl in the villa, although he did have a brief affair with Alexandra Cane and dated Amelia Bath in December 2018.
Dr Alex admitted that he found his recent split with Amelia Bath “really hard” after he was forced to spend the lockout while working on the front line.
Challenging: Just two weeks ago, Dr. Alex admitted that he found it “really hard” in an emotional post after splitting from girlfriend Amelia Bath
The reality star said, ‘The past few days have been very tough, but I’m so thankful for the love and support I’ve received, it means the world to me.
“Life happens. Being able to pick yourself up and move forward with positivity and appreciation for life is what matters. ‘
Dr. Alex said in a statement announcing his split from Amelia, “Guys just want to let you know, Amelia and I have decided to go our separate ways.
“As you know, we’ve been apart for most of the lockdown, which has made both of us difficult, and we both agree it’s best.
“We remain good friends and I only respect Amelia. Thanks for the love and support always. ‘
Amelia shared a similar statement to her own social media, thanking fans for their support. The former Flames were briefly reunited, after a 102-day stay during the closing.
If you are affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans at 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
Heroic: Alex became famous on Love Island 2018, but has since returned to his job as an A&E Doctor working on the front lines of the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic