Peter Andre’s brother Andrew has sadly passed away, we send our thoughts

Peter Andre has been left devastated after his brother Andrew finally lost his battle with kidney cancer on Sunday.

Pete has been forced to postpone his tour. Copyright: [wenn]

This really is such tragic news to start off the day.

His spokeswoman told The Sun: "Pete just can't speak at the moment, everyone was at Andrew's side — his wife, daughter, Pete and their parents — the whole family."

"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."

Peter and his brother Andrew. Copyright: [wenn]

The spokeswoman added: "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."

We are totally shocked by the news, especially after seeing Andrew making what appeared to be such progress on Pete's itv2 reality show, My Life.

Andrew was diagnosed with kidney cancer in February, was understood to have been responding well to treatment before his situation worsened last month.

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Peter was forced to postpone tour dates when the news broke, to be at his brother's bedside and their parents also flew over from Australia to be with their sons.

Andrew was just 54 years old when he died.

Our thoughts are with Pete at what must be a truly horrible time.