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Peter Andre mourning death of older brother Andrew from cancer

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Peter Andre's eldest brother has died following a battle with kidney cancer.

Andrew Andre passed away in the early hours of Sunday morning (December 16) in the presence of his family. He was 54 years old.

Peter Andre with his late brother Andrew, photographed in September 2012

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[Peter Andre pictured with his brother Andrew in September 2012]

"Peter is devastated. He was very, very close to his brother," a spokesperson for the singer and reality TV personality told The Mirror.

"This is the very first family member Peter has experienced losing. He just needs time to grieve."

A friend of the family added: "Everyone was with [Andrew] when he passed away. They all did everything they could for Andrew, and there wasn't one waking minute when he wasn't with somebody."

Peter Andre had moved Andrew and his family over to the UK earlier this year for specialised treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

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