Yesterday, May 8th, would have been Peter Andre’s brother Andrew’s birthday. Andrew died in 2012, following a battle with kidney cancer, and the star has been open and honest about his difficulty in dealing with the grief of such a great loss.

Danny Andre, Peter Andre, Andrew Andre and Chris Andre – 2007

The dad-of-four opened up on This Morning last year, confiding his struggle to Holly and Phil, “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.

Peter Andre tweets a touching tribute

Yesterday, the 44-year-old posted a tribute to his late brother to his twitter account. The short but touching tweet sent by the star to mark what would have been his late sibling’s birthday inspired a wave of supportive responses from fans.

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this day” one user posted. Whilst another posted, “he’ll always be with you Pete.”

Pete has previously admitted that he and his family still struggle to talk about his brother’s death.

“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.”