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Dr Alex George has paid tribute to his younger brother Llyr on the day of his funeral.The Love Island star, 27, told his followers on Instagram lat

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Dr Alex George has paid tribute to his younger brother Llyr on the day of his funeral.

The Love Island star, 27, told his followers on Instagram late last month that he had lost his ‘beautiful little brother to mental health’ in an emotional post.

On Monday, Dr Alex appeared to confirm that his family had laid Llyr to rest that day as he took to the social media platform to share an update.

Support: Dr Alex George has paid tribute to his younger brother Llyr on the day of his funeral

Support: Dr Alex George has paid tribute to his younger brother Llyr on the day of his funeral

The A&E doctor wrote: ‘Life throws us in at the deep end sometimes, however, with family and friends we overcome the most seemingly insurmountable challenges. Today is for you Llyr.  

The previous evening, Dr Alex shared a post which read: ‘Tomorrow will be the hardest day of my life. We will get through for Llŷr and the rest of the family. 

Llyr died just weeks before he was due to follow in his older brother’s footsteps and start medical school. 

Dr Alex recently said he is ‘still going’ and ‘will be OK’ in time in an Instagram story shared on Thursday.

The A&E doctor wrote: 'Life throws us in at the deep end sometimes, however, with family and friends we overcome the most seemingly insurmountable challenges. Today is for you Llyr'

The A&E doctor wrote: ‘Life throws us in at the deep end sometimes, however, with family and friends we overcome the most seemingly insurmountable challenges. Today is for you Llyr’

Sad: On Monday, Dr Alex appeared to confirm that his family had laid Llyr to rest that day as he took to the social media platform to share an update

Sad: On Monday, Dr Alex appeared to confirm that his family had laid Llyr to rest that day as he took to the social media platform to share an update

He said: ‘So many of you are checking in on me so I want to say thank you and let you know I am still going.’

‘In time I will be ok.’  

Taking to his Stories on Monday, the Love Island star thanked his followers for their support as he candidly discussed his grief.

Trying to cope: The Love Islander recently thanked fans for their well wishes and concerns as he grieves with his family

Trying to cope: The Love Islander recently thanked fans for their well wishes and concerns as he grieves with his family

Tragic: Dr Alex announced to Instagram last week that he had lost his 'beautiful little brother to mental health'

Tragic: Dr Alex announced to Instagram last week that he had lost his ‘beautiful little brother to mental health’

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 will do.’

Emotional: The grieving star also emotionally revealed that he and his family are going through the 'hardest' and 'darkest' times

Emotional: The grieving star also emotionally revealed that he and his family are going through the ‘hardest’ and ‘darkest’ times 

Distraught: Dr Alex announced to Instagram that he had lost his 'beautiful little brother to mental health' (posted on Instagram in 2018)

Distraught: Dr Alex announced to Instagram that he had lost his ‘beautiful little brother to mental health’ (posted on Instagram in 2018)

Dr Alex also took to his stories on Saturday morning, thanking his followers for their support and said that he needs to time to take in the tragic news. 

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. 

 

‘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.’

Moving: In his emotional post on Friday, he said 'I was so proud of you starting medical school next month, you would have been the most incredible doctor'

Moving: In his emotional post on Friday, 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 has 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.’ 

Sympathies: Many of Alex's Love Island co-stars rushed to pay tribute to his late brother in the comments of his post

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.

The couple recently split after struggling to see each other during lockdown. 

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.  

Challenging: Dr Alex admitted he was finding it 'really tough' in an emotional post after splitting from girlfriend Amelia Bath

Challenging: Dr Alex admitted he was finding it ‘really tough’ in an emotional post after splitting from girlfriend Amelia Bath

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