Alex George pays homage to his late brother Lear on Christmas Day

Today, our hearts ache: Dr. Alex George pays a heartfelt tribute to his late brother Lear as he leaves an empty chair at the table for him during Christmas dinner.

Alex George shared a heartfelt tribute to his late younger brother Llŷr on Christmas Day, sharing a post to his 1.9 million Instagram followers.

The former Love Island star, 31, left an empty chair at the table during the family’s celebratory dinner for his brother, sharing today, “Our hearts hurt.”

He lost his younger brother again in 2020, after Llŷr unfortunately committed suicide at only 19 years old.

‘Today, our hearts ache’: Alex George wrote a heartfelt tribute to his late brother Lear on Christmas Day as he left an empty seat at the table for him during the festive dinner.

Alex posted a picture of an empty chair, set with Christmas cookies and cutlery, and explained his grief.

The doctor wrote a comment on behalf of his other family members: “The empty chair. Your laughter and your smile. Your eyes roll over my dad’s horrible jokes. The argument about who has the most pigs in blankets. Your love and presence.”

Today our hearts ache. Because you are not here. The empty seat at the Christmas table will not be filled. But you will never be forgotten and your love will always fill our hearts.

It shaped our lives forever and we remember the Christmas days passed with joy and love. With fond memories and gratitude that you graced the family table.

Awful: Alex posted a photo of an empty chair pinned with Christmas crackers and cutlery, and explained his grief.

Awful: Alex posted a photo of an empty chair pinned with Christmas crackers and cutlery, and explained his grief.

If you’re reading this, and your family isn’t complete this Christmas. Remember that it is better for you to love and lose than not to love at all. You are not alone, we are sending love from my family to yours…

‘Happy birthday Llŷr, we love you. We miss you. Mam, Dad, Elliot and Alex x’

Then the family took a stroll through the beach later in the day, with the attending physician sharing those thoughts about “those who are not with us.”

Family: Alex shared the message to Llŷr on behalf of his family (Alex and Llŷr previously pictured with their parents)

Family: Alex shared the message to Llŷr on behalf of his family (Alex and Llŷr previously pictured with their parents)

Reflection: Then, the family took a walk across the beach later in the day, with the attending physician sharing those thoughts about

Reflection: Then, the family took a walk across the beach later in the day, with the attending physician sharing those thoughts about

Reflection: Then the family took a walk across the beach later in the day, with the attending physician sharing those thoughts about “those who aren’t with us.”

This Christmas also marks another milestone for Alex, as it is his first since becoming sober.

Despite it usually being a time of overindulgence and daytime sleepiness, the doctor decided to give up drinking earlier this month — noting that it was a “terrible combination with ADHD.”

Alex still managed to join in the festivities as he sipped non-alcoholic beers from brands like Brewdog and Big Drop Brewing Co.

Earlier this month, Alex bravely decided to give up alcohol due to its negative effects on ADHD and lack of positive benefits for physical and mental health.

He insisted he had no “serious problem” with booze, but began to become “soberly curious” as he got older.

Slim: Despite it usually being a time of overindulgence and daytime sleepiness, the doctor decided to give up drinking earlier this month - noting that it was a 'terrible combination with ADHD'

Slim: Despite it usually being a time of overindulgence and daytime sleepiness, the doctor decided to give up drinking earlier this month – noting that it was a ‘terrible combination with ADHD’

Taking to Instagram, Alex explained that alcohol was a “terrible combination with ADHD” and had no “real benefits” for physical and mental health.

But his brother’s grief also played a role in the decision to give up alcohol, he said: “I want to feel grief for my brother, heal loved ones who are leaving my life, and see life with clarity and color, knowing that I can give. 100% for the things I care about and enjoy. I want to know about sober Alex and what sober Alex wants out of life.

Having read “The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober” by Catherine Gray, I am telling you all this because accountability is my friend.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. My page is a community, you are all my family and friends. I need you as much as I hope you need me.

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