Peter Andre ‘devastated’ over the death of his brother Andrew

Posted by: on Dec 18, 2012 | No Comments

Singer Peter Andre is in mourning after his big brother Andrew loses his battle against kidney cancer.

Andrew Andre was 54 when he passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning, surrounded by his family. Peter’s other brother Michael broke the tragic news on his Twitter page saying, “My brother Andrew lost his battle with cancer in the early hours of Sunday morning. We were all with him, holding him, till his very last breath. Absolutely devastated.”

Earlier this month, Peter was forced to cancel the rest of his ‘Up close and personal’ tour after his brother took a turn for the worse.

Andrew was diagnosed with cancer in February, and within weeks, Pete had flown Andrew and wife Magda to the UK where he was undergoing treatment. A spokesperson for Peter said “Peter is devastated. He was very, very, very close to his brother. This is the first family member Peter has experienced losing.”

Since the news broke, a host of Peter’s celebrity friends have come forward and offered their condolences to the family via Twitter.

Singers Emma Bunton, Kerry Katona and Michelle Heaton all tweeted heartfelt messages to the ‘Mysterious Girl’ star, whilst ex-girlfriend Elen Rivas also messaged saying: “Soo sorry to hear that Andrew, @MrPeterAndre brother has passed away. Hope he is in a better place, such a great loss to the Andre Fam RIP x

And it seems that the tragedy has thawed the icy tension between Pete and his ex-wife Katie Price as she sent her condolences despite months of bickering between the pair, she wrote simply “My thoughts are with the Andre family at this difficult time xx”

It is thought that the family are now making funeral arrangements. RIP Andrew XX