Peter Andre’s brother Andrew has died aged 54, leaving Pete “inconsolable and devastated”

by Lynn Rowlands

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There’s very sad news today as it’s been revealed that Peter Andre’s brother Andrew, who was 54, has died after losing his battle with cancer.

Fans of Pete’s will know that on December 7th, his management issued a statement to say that Andrew’s condition – he had cancer of the kidneys – had taken a turn for the worse and that Peter would be at his side to support him and his family as it was expected that Andrew would deteriorate further.

Peter postponed his tour and rescheduled dates for 2013 as his parent flew over from Australia to be with Andrew in Chelsea’s Royal Marsden hospital. But sadly, Andrew died at 2am on Sunday morning.

Just hours ago, Pete’s spokeswoman said, “Pete just can’t speak at the moment…

“Everyone was at Andrew’s side — his wife, daughter, Pete and their parents — the whole family.

“Andrew woke up, looked around at everyone to say goodbye, and then fell asleep. He passed away in his sleep. It was very peaceful.

“This is the first member of Pete’s immediate family to pass away and he is obviously devastated.

“The whole family is in shock and need time and privacy to grieve.”

Of the staff at the Royal Marsden, the spokeswoman said, “They did everything they possibly could to help Andrew.

“It has all happened so quickly. This time last year he just thought he had a tummy ache. It’s terrible.”

Peter and his brother, Andrew

Peter and his brother, Andrew

Peter is now making plans for Andrew’s funeral, but it’s not known yet if that will take place here in the UK or in Australia.

Our thoughts are of course with Peter and his family at this very sad time.

Please do leave your messages of condolence below.

Here’s a reminder of a news report about Peter postponing his tour…

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.