Sad Peter Andre opens up about 'bittersweet' Christmas as star marks tragic milestone | The Sun

PETER Andre has spoken of his sadness at marking the 10th anniversary of his elder brother Andrew's death this Christmas.

The father-of-four said the festive season has been bittersweet ever since Andrew died from kidney cancer in 2012, aged 54.

Writing in his latest New magazine column, Peter said: "It's almost mind-blowing knowing it's been a whole decade. Of course we will be with him on this sad anniversary. It will always be a difficult time and it doesn't get any easier.

"Milestones like this are a time to reflect and it's a very emotional time for us as a family. It does make Christmas a bittersweet time."

In a bid to keep things happy for his children's sake, Peter took them to LaplandUK, which has become a family tradition, and they have plans to attend a local carol service on Christmas Eve.

Every December Peter takes time to remember and pay tribute to Andrew.

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Last year he shared his other brother Michael's graphic showing how long it has been since Andrew's death in months, days and seconds.

Written in white over a black background, the post read: "108 months, 3,285 days, 78.840 hours, 4.730.400 minutes, 283,824.000 seconds, 9 years. Not a moment goes by I don't miss you my brother," followed by a grey heart emoji.

In the original post, Michael tagged his siblings. Pete then added his own caption, writing: "Miss you brother."

In 2016, Peter spoke about how the death of his sibling affected his mental health during an appearance on ITV's This Morning.

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He said: "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."

“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."


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