The singer and his family are receiving messages of support via Twitter

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Peter Andre is in mourning after losing his brother Andrew to kidney cancer.

The Mysterious Girl singer, 38, was at his brother’s bedside with the rest of his family when Andrew, 54, passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Peter is devastated,’ a spokesperson tells the Daily Mirror. ‘He was very, very, very close to his brother.

‘This is the first family member Peter has experienced losing.’

The father of three – who postponed a tour earlier this month when his brother’s condition began to deteriorate – will be grateful to his fans and celebrity pals who have been quick to offer him their condolences and messages of support.

‘Soo sorry to hear that Andrew, @MrPeterAndre brother has passed away. Hope he is in a better place, such a great loss to the Andre Fam RIP x,’ Tweeted ex-girlfriend Elen Rivas.

Even Katie Price put the recent spat with ex-husband Peter behind her to offer him a message of support via the social networking site.

My thoughts are with the Andre family at this difficult time xx,’ she wrote earlier today.

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