Peter Andre’s family thank fans for support as they try to decide where to hold tragic Andrew’s funeral

by Lynn Rowlands

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As we reported yesterday, singer and reality TV star Peter Andre was left devastated over the death of his 54 year old brother Andrew, who passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning.

But today, a friend of the family has thanked Peter’s fans for their messages of support and condolence in the wake of their tragedy.

Speaking to the Mirror, the family friend said, “Pete is just totally incapable at the moment.

“They are a strong-knit family and are pulling together but it’s so hard.

“Their parents, Sawas and Thea, are both in their 80s and totally distraught…

“Pete has to be there for them.”

The family are apparently undecided as to whether Andrew’s funeral will take place in Australia or in the UK.

The friend added, “It’s too early. Pete can hardly speak.”

Meanwhile, Pete’s brother Michael took to Twitter to thank everyone for their support.

Peter and his brother, Andrew

Peter and his brother, Andrew

He wrote, “We were all with him, holding him, till his very last breath.

“Absolutely devastated. So I thank you all so much for your kind words and messages you’ve sent.

“I’m sure he is reading them with me.”

The paper adds, “ITV bosses are considering pulling or re-editing episodes of a new reality TV series on Peter out of respect for Andrew, whose last weeks are featured.”

One viewer wrote online, “Are ITV really still going to show Peter’s brother fighting for life?”

An ITV insider said, “It’s difficult to intervene because the shows have all been finished and are ready to broadcast.

“It might be that we have to postpone the episodes until a later date, depending on how Peter and his loved ones feel about them being broadcast.

“Everyone’s thoughts are with him and his family.”

Here’s a reminder of Pete’s ITV2 show…

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.