In a moving Instagram post, the NHS doctor said “no words can explain” how he felt after the loss of his brother Llyr.
“I can’t believe I’m writing this post,” he says. “I lost my beautiful little brother to mental health. I love you so much Llyr.
Describing his brother as “the kindest, most caring soul,” Dr Alex told his followers how his younger brother trained to be a doctor.
“I was so proud that you started medical school next month, you would have been the most amazing doctor,” he said.
The reality TV star continued, “We are in so much pain. 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. ”
Dr Alex’s other Love Island stars rushed to support him, with Wes Nelson writing, “Sorry to hear that Alex! Stay strong, I love you buddy! ”
Rosie Williams added: “Oh no Alex! It is so horrible. I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart. I send you all the love in the world.
“Thinking of you and your family during this terrible time. ”
Samira Mighty, who appeared the same season as Dr Alex, wrote, “Stay strong”.
Dr Alex, 30, continued to work as an NHS doctor after starring in the reality show in 2018.
He has regularly shared Instagram videos throughout the coronavirus pandemic, offering advice on topics such as face masks and social bubbles.
Just a few months ago, he shared an article titled “WHY MENTAL HEALTH AFFECTS ALL OF US (sic)”.
“Each of us has been through so much in the past few months. I’m sure most of us have had ups and downs, good days and bad, ”he said.
“Mental Health Awareness Week gives us the opportunity to spread the word that all is well, that is not well and that there is no shame in reaching out and asking for help. help. ”
:: Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call the Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email [email protected] UK. In the United States, call your local Samaritans branch or 1 (800) 273-TALK.