Love Island’s Dr Alex George gets beautiful tattoo tribute to late brother Llyr

Love Island's former star Dr Alex George has revealed his poignant tattoo in tribute to his brother Llŷr, who took his own life in 2020.

The government's Youth Mental Health Ambassador, 30, shared his heartbreak last year when his younger brother died at the tender age of 19.

Llŷr had been struggling with his mental health when he made the tragic decision to end his life, and as Dr Alex continues to grieve his beloved sibling, he has decided to get permanently inked in memory of him.

The A&E doctor chose a small blue wave tattoo for his wrist, explaining the meaning behind it relates to Llŷr's own name.

It comes as Dr Alex has recently been using his platform to show support for Strictly Come Dancing star Tilly Ramsay after she was called "chubby" by radio presenter Steve Allen.

Alex revealed he was given the opportunity to name his brother after he was born – a word that means god of the sea in Welsh.

The reality TV star also shared with his fans that the siblings were incredibly close as children and they spent lots of their time together playing in the water.

"I didn’t want to write his name directly, so I got something not quite so triggering – a simple wave," Alex explained in a YouTube video.

When he first shared the link to the clip, the doctor captioned it: "This ones for you my boy.

"After losing Llŷr, I have wanted to pay a permanent tribute to him and what he means to me. I miss him every single day."

In July, the mental health ambassador and his family marked a year since they lost their beloved Llŷr.

Writing a poignant tribute to his little brother, Alex shared: "I can’t believe it’s been a year. Some days I really can’t accept or understand that you are not here. We miss you so much Llŷr.

"You give me so much strength, even when times are tough and it would be easy to give up.

"Mum, Dad and Elliott are doing ok, they miss you so much too," the doctor continued. "I would do anything to go out for a spin in the car with you again. Love you x."

The aspiring doctor was previously described by Alex as "the kindest and most caring soul".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Alex as his Youth Mental Health Ambassador in February, and since then, the doctor has been determined to use his own personal experiences and knowledge in the medical profession to help improve support systems for young people.

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

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