LOVE Island’s Dr Alex George says his brother Llŷr’s funeral is the "hardest day of my life".
The A&E doctor – who shot to fame on 'Love Island' – took to Instagram to tell people he was preparing to lay his brother to rest after the tragic death of Llŷr,20.
He wrote on his Instagram Story on Sunday evening: "Tomorrow will be the hardest day of my life. We will get through for Llŷr and the rest of the family.
"Thank you for all the support."
Alex later appeared to confirm the funeral had taken place yesterday as he said: "Life throws us into the deep end at time, however, with family and friends we overcome the most seemingly insurmountable challenges."
The reality star, 30, revealed his sibling – Llŷr- took his own life just weeks before he was due to start medical school.
The beloved doctor and Youtuber told fans he was going through the "hardest times" he's ever faced in his life but said he will find the strength to support his family.
Dr Alex kept his fans updated on how he was coping and thanked them for their support.
He wrote: "These are the hardest times I could ever have imagined. The kindness and love our family has 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'll do. The kindness and love our family has received has been incredible and I am so grateful."
Dr Alex's heart wrenching post came after This Morning presenter, Ruth Langsford shared her condolences with the family.
Ruth, 60, admitted she understood his pain after her sister Julia took her own life last June at the age of 62.
She wrote: "Alex, I am so, so sorry for your tragic loss. I lost my sister to mental health last year so I understand the pain and shock you and your family will be feeling.
"I send you the hugest of hugs and if you ever need to talk you know how to reach me.
Alex shared the heartbreaking news about "beautiful" Llŷr on Instagram, writing at the time: "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."
He also shared a photo of himself with an arm around his younger sibling as he told followers: "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."
Llŷr's cause of death has not been confirmed.
Alex took to Instagram to reveal his brother had tragically passed away.
He wrote: "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."
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