Will Young has been left devastated by the death of his twin brother Rupert following a years-long battle mental health.
A spokesperson for the Young family said on Monday that they have been left wracked by grief following the 41-year-old's death.
A friend told The Sun: "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.”
Rupert had previously spoken openly of the trauma he had suffered due to depression and alcoholism and was diagnosed with dysthymia – a depressive mood disorder – in 2005.
He had previously said he struggled with living in the shadow of his famous brother, despite Will helping find him a job in TV.
Will rose to fame in 2002 after winning Pop Idol.
He previously opened up about his brother’s personal struggles.
He said: “There was a moment I remember, when I had to go to some awards thing. I had an album out, I was in a film and I was having a great time professionally.
“I had to drive past the train station, and I knew that he’d been there for a day, just drinking.
“But I knew I had to leave him alone. That was tough, of course it was, but you have to get on. And in that respect being so involved in work was a great thing.”