Peter Andre shares touching tribute to late brother on his birthday

The star's brother passed away five years ago to cancer

Singer Peter Andre has shared a sweet tribute to his brother Andrew, who passed away in 2012 from kidney cancer.

The Aussie heartthrob posted a touching message on Twitter to mark what would have been Andrew’s 59th birthday.

Pete lost his brother in 2012 following his battle with cancer (Credit: IDS)

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The star posted the message to his 3.52 million followers saying: “Happy Birthday my brother RIP Never ever forgotten.”

The 44-year-old previously spoke about how his family are still struggling to come to terms with their loss.

Talking to ITV’s This Morning to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield Pete said: “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.

“We have not to this day three, four years later sat down as a family and talked about it.”

Pete revealed his family are still not over the loss during an appearance on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

Following the heartwarming tweet devoted fans were quick to offer their support.

One wrote on Twitter: “Happy Birthday Andrew, thoughts are with you Peter.”

“Thinking of you on this special day Pete. Love to all the family x,” another said.

A third tweeted: “Happy Birthday to a massive angel . Hope your ok Pete thinking of you and all your lovely family xx.”

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Meanwhile the dad-of-four has landed a “damn big part” in a Hollywood movie.

It seems the star is ditching his reality show roots and is taking on the Hollywood scene.

Pete posted a snap of himself holding up a film script on Instagram.

The singer is ditching his reality show roots and taking on Hollywood (Credit: Instagram/peterandre)

He captioned the post: “Finally. I’ve received (after months of talks) my first ever film script. Start filming in LA next year, and…it’s a damn big part…. wahoo.! I’ve only waited 44 years. @jhickox I’ll see you soon brother.”

Fans, of course, congratulated the star and couldn’t wait to see him in action.

One wrote: “I’m so so proud of you!! This is fantastic Pete.”

Another added: “Oh my gosh. This might have to be my first horror……make it a cracker Pete!!!”