Andre devastated at brother's death
Published 18/12/2012 | 11:52
Peter Andre is in mourning after his brother lost his fight with kidney cancer.
Andrew Andre, 54, died in the early hours of Sunday morning with the singer and the rest of his family at his bedside.
His parents flew to Britain from their home in Australia last week.
Andrew was diagnosed with the disease in February. Earlier this month, Peter, 39, cancelled the remaining dates in his Up Close And Personal Tour when he was told that his older brother's health had deteriorated.
He moved Andrew, who had been having chemotherapy, and his brother's wife from Australia into his Surrey home so he could receive specialised treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea, west London.
The singer's spokeswoman told The Sun: "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."
The spokeswoman added: "It has all happened so quickly. This time last year he just thought he had a tummy ache. It's terrible."
Another brother, Michael, wrote on Twitter: "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."