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Love Island's Dr Alex gets tattoo tribute to late brother Llyr a year after he took his own life

DR Alex George has paid tribute to his late brother Llyr by getting a tattoo.

The A&E doc and former Love Island star was left heartbroken a year ago when Llyr took his own life aged just 19 after struggling with his mental health.


And keen to have a constant reminder of him, Alex has now had his first tattoo – a small wave on his wrist.

Explaining the meaning behind the new inking, Alex revealed how he chose his brother’s name when he was born, which means god of the sea in Welsh, and how they spent much of their time by the water as kids.

In a Youtube video documenting the moment, Alex said: “I didn’t want to write his name directly, so I got something not quite so triggering – a simple wave.”

Sharing a link to the video, Alex wrote: “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 of this year Alex and his family marked a year since their tragic loss and Alex moved fans to tear with a touching tribute.

He wrote:  "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. 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".

In February Prime Minister Boris Johnson appointed Alex as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador.

He is using his clinical expertise and personal experience to help shape policy on improving support for young people.


You’re Not Alone

EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.

It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.

It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.

And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.

Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.

That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.

The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.

Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:

  • CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
  • Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
  • Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
  • Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
  • Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
  • Movember, www.uk.movember.com
  • Anxiety UK www.anxietyuk.org.uk, 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-10pm, Saturday/Sunday 10am-8pm

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