Alex George pens a sweet tribute to his late brother Llŷr on Christmas

‘Today, our hearts ache’: Dr Alex George pens a heartfelt tribute to his late brother Llŷr as he leaves an empty chair at the table for him during Christmas Dinner

Alex George shared a heartfelt tribute to his late younger brother Llŷr on Christmas Day, sharing a post to his 1.9M Instagram followers.

The former Love Island star, 31, left an empty chair at the table during the family’s festive dinner for his sibling, sharing that today ‘Our hearts ache’.

He lost his younger brother back in 2020, after Llŷr sadly took his own life at just 19 years old. 

‘Today, our hearts ache’: Alex George penned a heartfelt tribute to his late brother Llŷr on Christmas day as he left an empty chair at the table for him during the festive dinner

Posting a picture of an empty chair, which was set with a Christmas cracker and cutlery, Alex explained his heartache.

Penning a caption on behalf of his other family members, the doctor wrote: ‘The empty chair. Your laugh and your smile. Your eye roll at Dad’s awful Dad jokes. The arguments over who has had the most pigs in blankets. Your love and your presence.

‘Today, our hearts ache. Because you are not not here. The empty seat will never be filled at the Christmas table. But you will never be forgotten and your love will always fill our hearts.

‘You have shaped our lives forever and we remember the Christmas days gone by with joy and love. With fond memories and a gratitude that you graced the family table.

Awful: Posting a picture of an empty chair, which was set with a Christmas cracker and cutlery, Alex explained his heartache

‘If you are reading this, and your family isn’t complete this Christmas. Remember that you are better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. You are not alone, we send love from my family to yours ��

‘Merry Christmas Llŷr, we love you. We miss you. Mam, Dad, Elliott and Alex x’

The family then took a walk across the beach later in the day, with the medical professional sharing that they reflected on ‘those who aren’t with us’. 

Family: Alex shared the message for Llŷr on behalf of his family (Alex and Llŷr previously ictured with their parents)


Reflecting: The family then took a walk across the beach later in the day, with the medical professional sharing that they reflected on ‘those who aren’t with us’

And this Christmas also marked another milestone for Alex, as it is his first one since going sober. 

Despite usually being a time of over-indulgence and daytime tipples, the doctor decided to give up drinking earlier this month – sharing that it was ‘a terrible mix with ADHD’. 

Alex still managed to join in on the festives as he sipped on alcohol-free beers from brands such as Brewdog and Big Drop Brewing Co.

Earlier this month, Alex bravely decided to give up alcohol due to its negative effects on his ADHD and lack of positive benefits to physical and mental health.

 He insisted that he had no ‘serious problem’ with booze, but had started to become ‘sober-curious’ as he got older.

Sober: Despite usually being a time of over-indulgence and daytime tipples, the doctor decided to give up drinking earlier this month – sharing that it was ‘a terrible mix with ADHD’ 

Taking to Instagram, Alex explained that alcohol was a ‘terrible mix with ADHD’ and has ‘no real benefits’ to physical and mental health.

But grieving his brother also played a part in the decision to give up alcohol, he said: ‘I want to feel the grief over my brother, process loved ones leaving my life, and see life with clarity and colour, knowing that I can give 100% to the things I care for and enjoy. I want to get to know sober Alex and what sober Alex wants from life.’

‘Having read “the unexpected joy of being sober” by Catherine Gray, I am telling you all this because accountability is my friend.

‘I have said it before and I will say it again. My page is a community, you are all my family and friends. I need you as much as I *hope* you need me.

‘Sober-curious’: He insisted that he had no ‘serious problem’ with booze, but had started to become ‘sober-curious’ as he got older

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