Peter Andre has wished his late brother a happy birthday in an emotional tribute.
The 47 year old star's brother, Andrew, sadly died in December 2012 after an arduous 11-month battle with kidney cancer. At the time, a spokesperson described Peter as "devastated" by the news.
On what would have been his 62nd birthday, the singer has taken to Instagram to share a sweet message. He wrote: "Happy birthday my brother RIP," followed by a praying hands emoji on a navy blue background.
The TV personality, who also has three other brothers and a sister, added: "Thinking of you everyday until we meet again," with a sad face emoji underneath.
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Peter's 1.4million fans were quick to comment on the heartbreaking post as one person wrote: "Thoughts are with you and your family. Always hard when it's an anniversary," alongside a pink heart emoji.
Another said: "Happy Heavenly birthday to your brother sending my love and thoughts your way today xx," with a red heart emoji.
A third chimed: "Bless you Pete sending lots of love your way," with two blue heart emojis, while a fourth added: "Thinking of you all and your dear parents," followed by a praying hands emoji and a blue heart emoji.
Last year Peter, who recently said he "feels sorry" for those who are "desperate to go down the pub" after lockdown, opened up about how the death of his sibling affected his mental health during an appearance on ITV's This Morning.
Speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby, 39, and Phillip Schofield, 58, the star explained that he and his family have still not come to terms with what happened.
"We are so close that the pain is as great whoever it is and it happened to be our eldest brother, who was quite young, and it tore us apart," he told them.
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“We have not to this day three, four years later sat down as a family and talked about it. We just sort of move it away because it literally is still so raw."
The Australian hunk, who was recently left shocked after his three year old son Theo swore at him for the second time, also confessed he struggled to write the chapter about the loss of his brother in his book Between Us.
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"We were nearly two weeks late delivering it [the book] because it was the only chapter I couldn't do.
"My brother's won't read it. They said, 'Bro, we hope you don't mind, we're not being rude by we really don't want to read it.'".
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