Love Island star Dr Alex George shares emotional tribute to younger brother after funeral: ‘It wasn’t goodbye’

Sarah Young
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Love Island’s Dr Alex George has confirmed his younger brother has been laid to rest with a touching tribute.

On 24 July, the reality star announced on Instagram that his sibling Llŷr had died, explaining that he “lost [his] little brother to mental health”.

Now, Dr George has shared another post on social media in which he revealed that Llŷr’s funeral took place on Monday.

Alongside a photo of himself posing with his arm around his younger brother in a park, Dr George wrote a touching caption in which he promised Llŷr he will live his dream of becoming a doctor.

“Yesterday I said goodbye to my little brother Llŷr. It was the hardest day of my life,” he wrote.

“Except it wasn’t goodbye. Llŷr, your dream was to become a doctor, you will live that dream. Every patient I see, we will do it together, you and I.”

Dr George continued: “Your favourite passion is cars, every time I am out driving, I know you will be there laughing and smiling with me.

“I love you so much Llŷr, you are always with me, my boy.”

Many of Dr George’s former Love Island co-stars shared messages of support on the post, including Samira Mighty who wrote: “Love you so much.”

Josh Denzel also passed on his condolences, commenting: “Condolences to you and the family. Remember the good times.”

Hayley Hughes added: “Thinking if you and your family Alex,” while Jamie Jewitt simply left a red heart emoji.

Dr George also shared a Instagram story I which he thanked all of Llŷr’s friends and family for attending the funeral.

“Thank you so much to everyone who came to the funeral yesterday,” he wrote.

“It would have meant so much to Llŷr seeing so many of you, sharing your love for him. We will never forget.”

Following the death of his brother, the doctor said he was trying to “find strength” as he and his family were experiencing the “hardest” and “darkest” times.

“These are the hardest times I could ever have imagined,” he wrote.

“The kindness and love our family has received has been incredible and I am so grateful.”

Dr George continued: “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.”

If you are experiencing feelings of distress and isolation, or are struggling to cope, The Samaritans offers support; you can speak to someone for free over the phone, in confidence, on 116 123 (UK and ROI), email, or visit the Samaritans website to find details of your nearest branch.

If you are based in the USA, and you or someone you know needs mental health assistance right now, call National Suicide Prevention Helpline on 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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