‘I need to try and process what has happened somehow’: Grieving Dr Alex George speaks out after brother Llyr’s tragic death following mental health battle
- Dr Alex George announced his brother Llyr’s death on Instagram on Friday
- Llyr had been accepted to medical school and was due to start next month
- Alex found fame on Love Island 2018 but returned to his job as an A&E doctor
- He has spent 2020 working around the clock battling COVID-19 on the frontline
- Earlier this month, his relationship with girlfriend Amelia Bath came to an end ***If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org***
Love Island’s Dr Alex George has thanked well-wishers for their messages of support following the death of his younger brother Llyr, and said he is still trying to process the news.
The grieving star, 30, announced on Instagram on Friday he had lost his ‘beautiful little brother to mental health’.
Dr Alex took to his stories on Saturday morning, thanking his followers for their support and said he needs to time to take in the tragic news.
Devastated: Dr Alex George is trying to ‘process what has happened’ following the death of his brother Llyr (pictured last month)
He wrote: ‘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.’
In the emotional tribute announcing Llyr’s death, the A&E doctor wrote: ‘I can’t believe I am actually writing this post.
Distraught: The grieving Love Island star, 30, announced on Instagram on Friday he had lost his ‘beautiful little brother to mental health’ (posted on Instagram in 2018)
Grieving: Dr Alex took to his stories on Saturday morning, thanking his followers for their kind messages in the wake of such tragic news
‘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.’
Heartache: Dr Alex announced Llyr’s death alongside the tribute ‘I have lost my beautiful little brother to mental health. I love you so much Llŷr. The kindest and most caring soul’
Moving: In his emotional post he said ‘I was so proud of you starting medical school next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor’
It is believed Dr Alex’s brother would have been 19 at the time of his death. MailOnline have contacted his representatives for comment.
In 2018, Dr Alex competed on ITV’s Love Island, the popular reality dating series which has seen former contestants Sophie Gradon, 32, and Mike Thalassitis, 26, as well as 40-year-old host Caroline Flack kill themselves.
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 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.’
Charlie Brake penned: ‘So, so sorry mate. Here if you need anything. Devastating,’ Frankie Foster wrote: ‘Sending my love to you and family mate.’
Samira Mighty wrote: ‘Stay strong,’ and Wes Nelson added: ‘So sorry to hear this Alex! Stay strong I love you mate!’
Josh Denzel also commented: ‘Brooo here if you need me.’
Emotional: It is believed that Dr Alex’s brother would have been 19 at the time of his death, which came after he’d been accepted 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 the University Hospital Lewisham in south-east London.
Originally from Carmarthen, Wales, he studied medicine at the University of Exeter before he set his heart on finding romance on Love Island.
He struggled to find his dream girl in the villa, though he did enjoy a brief fling with Alexandra Cane and started dating Amelia Bath in December 2018.
Dr Alex admitted finding his recent split with Amelia ‘really tough’ after being forced to spend lockdown apart while he worked on the frontline.
Challenging: Just two weeks ago, Dr Alex admitted he was finding it ‘really tough’ in an emotional post after splitting from girlfriend Amelia Bath
The reality star said ‘The last few days have been really tough but I am so grateful for the love and support I have received, it means the world to me.
‘Life happens. Being able to pick yourself up and move forward with positivity and an 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 lockdown which has been hard on us both and we both agree this is for the best.
‘We will remain good friends and I have nothing but respect for Amelia. Thank you for the love and support always.’
Amelia shared a similar statement to her own social media, as she thanked fans for their messages of support. The former flames had reunited briefly, after spending 102 days apart during lockdown.
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
Heroic: Alex found fame on Love Island 2018 but has returned to his job as an A&E doctor since, working on the NHS frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic
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