Former Love Island star Dr Alex George has shared a moving tribute to his brother Llŷr on what would have been his 22nd birthday.

Dr Alex marked the occasion by posting a heartbreaking message about his younger sibling, who tragically died by suicide in July 2020.

Posting a photo of Llŷr, the TV star penned the caption: "Today you would be 22. I realised the other day, that as I grow grey and old. You will never age. Frozen in time, for eternity.

"My heart aches every single day, and I miss you. You are with me in everything I do, My boy. Happy Birthday Llŷr x."

Sharing the message to his Instagram Story, Alex continued: "I'm sorry that I couldn't save you. I hope that in your name I can save many others.

"The books, school tours, campaigns, content… I immerse myself in that which causes me pain, in the hope I can other families living a life of what ifs."

Posting a photo with his book A Better Day, he added: "Writing books like this and the upcoming Mind Manual triggers so much deep inside, the what ifs? I have put myself through hell at times, writing these.

"Because I know I can save lives. Please, this book should be in every household and every school."

He later returned to Instagram to thank his followers for the kind messages, writing: "Thank you for your kind words and messages. Went on a motorbike ride to clear the head. Going to watch the football now and just spend some time by myself."

Since the heartbreaking news of his brother's death, Alex has been determined to help other young people going through mental health struggles and often shares tips and tricks on wellbeing on his Instagram.

The former A and E doctor was also appointed a Youth Mental Health Ambassador by former Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

At the time of his appointment he told OK!: "It was a real pinch me moment. He is the busiest person in the UK right now, I’d say.

“As a little Welsh boy from Carmarthen, who just started a campaign earlier this year, It does feel kind of incredible to be in that position and to be able to have time to say what I wanted to.

“Because that’s the important thing, I don’t want to just meet the Prime Minister. It is about meeting and getting across the important things that I want to say.”

For support on suicide and suicidal thoughts, visit the Samaritans website or call their 24/7 helpline on 116 123.


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