This morning we broke the sad news that after nearly a year of fighting, Peter Andre’s brother Andrew has lost his battle with kidney cancer.
Andrew, 54, passed away in the early hours of Sunday with Peter and the rest of his family at his bedside.
And now Pete’s ex-wife Katie Price and her ex-husband Alex Reid have tweeted their condolences to Pete.
Katie, who was married to Pete for four years before they split in 2009, took to the social networking sight to show her support for her ex and his family.
“My thoughts are with the Andre family at this difficult time xx.”
Alex – Katie’s ex-husband – also took to Twitter to show his sadness
“@MrPeterAndre So very sorry to hear about Andrew. My condolences to you and your family x”
Andrew died peacefully in his sleep with his family around him. He had been responding well to treatment at Chelsea’s Royal Marsden hospital, but passed away on Sunday night after his health began to worsen last month.
Pete’s official spokesperson has released a statement to confirm the very sad news.
“Pete just can’t speak at the moment. Everyone was at Andrew’s side — his wife, daughter, Pete and their parents — the whole family," The Sun quotes.
“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.
“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.”
Our thoughts are with Pete and his family at this sad time.