Will Young’s twin brother Rupert dies aged 41

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Will Young with his brother Rupert in 2008


Rupert Young, the twin brother of British singer and Pop Idol winner Will, has died at the age of 41.

A spokesperson for the singer confirmed the death and asked for privacy from the star and his family “during this very difficult and sad time”.

The singer had spoken in the past about his brother’s mental health issues and his battles with alcohol.

“It’s very difficult to have a family member who is an addict,” he told the Daily Record in 2008.

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