Love Island’s Dr Alex George thanks attendees at his brother’s funeral

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Dr Alex George thanked those who came to his younger brother Llŷr’s funeral, a day after his family put him to rest on Monday.

The former Love Island star, 29, took to Instagram on Tuesday to share an update with fans, as well as his gratitude for attending the ceremony, as he felt it “would have meant so much” to his brother.

In a moving message, Alex wrote: “Thank you to everyone who came to the funeral yesterday.

Grateful: Dr Alex George thanked everyone who attended his brother Llyr’s funeral on Monday, saying on Tuesday attendance “would have meant so much” to him

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

Earlier today, the reality TV star posted another heartbreaking tribute to his younger brother by sharing a photo of him with his arm around his brother.

Standing in front of a picturesque setting, Alex captioned the image: “Yesterday I said goodbye to my little brother Llŷr. It was the hardest day of my life.

Except it wasn’t a 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 me ❤️ ‘

Touching: With a touching message, Alex said he and his family 'will never forget' the number of people attending the funeral

Touching: With a touching message, Alex said he and his family ‘will never forget’ the number of people who attended the funeral

Grateful: Dr George (pictured in 2018) added: 'It would have meant so much to Ll¿r to see so many of you, to share your love for him'

Grateful: Dr George (pictured from 2018) added: “It would have meant so much to Llŷr to see so many of you, to share your love for him”

He continued, “Your favorite passion is cars, every time I drive I know you will be there to laugh and smile with me.

‘I love you so much Llŷr, you are always with me, my boy ❤️’

Several other Love Island stars responded to Alex’s message, sending him their love.

Alex told his Instagram followers late last month that he lost his “beautiful little brother to mental health” in an emotional post.

Farewell: Earlier today, the reality TV star posted another heartbreaking tribute to her younger brother: “Yesterday I said goodbye to my little brother Ll¿r. It was the hardest day of my life '

Farewell: Earlier today, the reality TV star posted another heartbreaking tribute to her younger brother: “Yesterday I said goodbye to my little brother Llŷr. It was the hardest day of my life ‘

Poignant: In his moving tribute, Dr Alex said: “Your dream was to become a doctor, you will live that dream. Every patient I see, we will do it together, you and me '

Poignant: In his moving tribute, Dr Alex said: “Llŷr, your dream was to become a doctor, you will live that dream. Every patient I see, we will do it together, you and me ‘

Before Monday’s funeral, A&E’s doctor wrote, “Life throws us into the depths sometimes, however, with family and friends we overcome the seemingly most overwhelming challenges. Today is for you Llyr.

The night before, Dr Alex shared an article that said, “Tomorrow will be the most difficult day of my life. We will pass for Llŷr and the rest of the family.

Llyr passed away just weeks before following in his older brother’s footsteps and starting medical school.

Dr Alex recently said he was ‘going on’ and ‘going to be fine’ on time in an Instagram Story shared on Thursday.

Support: On the day of Lyr's funeral he wrote: 'Life throws us into the depths sometimes, however, with family and friends we overcome the most overwhelming challenges'

Support: On the day of Lyr’s funeral he wrote: “Life throws us into the depths sometimes, however, with family and friends we overcome the most overwhelming challenges”

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

He said, “Many of you are consulting me, so I want to thank you and let you know that I am still leaving. “

“Over time, everything will be fine.

Picking up his stories on Monday, the Love Island star thanked his followers for their support as he frankly discussed his grief.

Trying to Cope: The Love Islander recently thanked fans for their wishes and concerns as he mourned his family

Trying to Cope: The Love Islander recently thanked fans for their wishes and concerns as he mourned his family

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

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

He wrote: “These are the most difficult times I could have ever imagined.

“The kindness and love that our family has received has been incredible and I am very grateful for it.

“In the darkest times, we need to pick ourselves up, find strength and be there for our family and friends. This is exactly what I am going to do.

Emotional: The grieving star has also emotionally revealed that he and his family are going through their most difficult and dark times.

Emotional: The grieving star has also emotionally revealed that he and his family are going through their most difficult and dark times.

Dr Alex also picked up his stories on Saturday morning, thanking his supporters for their support and said he needed time to understand the tragic news.

He wrote: “Thanks for all the kind messages here and on my phone. I am extremely grateful for the support and it means a lot.

“I’m sorry I can’t answer yet. I need to try to deal with what happened one way or another.

In the moving tribute announcing Llyr’s death, Doctor A&E wrote, “Can’t believe I’m actually writing this post.

Distraught: Dr Alex told Instagram that he 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)

“I lost my beautiful little brother to mental health. I love you so much Llŷr. The kindest and most caring soul.

“I was so proud that you started medical school next month, you would have been the most amazing doctor. 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.

Touching: In his touching post he said: 'I was so proud that you started medical school next month, you would have been the most amazing doctor'

Touching: In his touching post he said: “I was so proud that you started medical school next month, you would have been the most amazing doctor”

Dr Alex’s brother is believed to have been 19 at the time of his death. MailOnline has contacted its representatives for comment.

In 2018, Dr Alex took part in ITV’s Love Island, the popular reality dating series that saw former contestants Sophie Gradon, 32, and Mike Thalassitis, 26, as well as 40-year-old host Caroline Flack commit suicide.

Many Alex’s Love Island co-stars rushed to pay tribute to her late brother in the comments to her post, with Rosie Williams writing, “Oh no Alex! It is so horrible.

“I am so sorry from the bottom of my heart. Send you all the love in the world. I think of you and your family during this terrible time.

Charlie Brake wrote: “So sorry buddy. Here if you need anything. Devastating, ”Frankie Foster wrote,“ I send my love to you and my friend.

Samira Mighty wrote, “Stay strong,” and Wes Nelson added, “Sorry to hear that Alex! Stay strong, I love you buddy! ‘

Josh Denzel also commented, “Brooo here if you need me. “

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

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

Dr Alex is currently working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic at Lewisham University Hospital in south-east London.

Originally from Carmarthen, Wales, he studied medicine at the University of Exeter before devoting himself to the search for romance on Love Island.

He struggled to find the girl of his dreams in the villa, although he enjoyed a brief affair with Alexandra Cane and started dating Amelia Bath in December 2018.

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

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

Hard: Dr Alex admitted he found it 'really hard' in emotional post after breaking up with girlfriend Amelia Bath

Hard: Dr Alex admitted he found it ‘really hard’ in an emotional post after breaking up with his girlfriend Amelia Bath

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