Will Young’s twin brother Rupert has died at the age of 41.
Rupert had reportedly been enduring a lengthy mental health battle after suffering with depression and alcoholism.
A spokeswoman for Will confirmed on Monday (August 3) he has tragically passed away.
Will Young’s brother dies
The spokeswoman said: “I can confirm that Will’s brother has very sadly passed away.
“We would like to request privacy for Will and his family during this very difficult and sad time.”
A friend of the family added to The Sun newspaper: “Will’s relationship with Rupert had been tough over the years at times, and they had both spoken about the mental health problems which had made it challenging.
“But there were hopes he had turned a corner and they are a very loving family – and utterly devastated by his passing.”
The Leave Right Now hitmaker, also 41, is yet to comment on the devastating news.
But he previously explained his brother’s battle with substance abuse had caused his family to “step away” until he got help.
What did Will Young say?
He once told the Daily Record: “It was the family stepping away that actually got him better.
I can confirm that Will’s brother has very sadly passed away.
“It’s very tough having a family member who is an addict. But when you’re dealing with that you eventually have to just stop and look after yourself.
“Me, my parents, my older sister, everyone. We all just had to walk away. We had to leave him.”
Will had said it was “very tricky” trying to deal with his brother’s struggles.
He added there was a moment he knew his brother had been drinking at a train station.
Will said he “had to drive past the train station” and he knew to “leave him alone”.
He said it was “tough” but he had to “get on” and being so involved in his work was a “great thing”.
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