Rupert Young, the dual brother of UK singer and Pop Idol winner Will, has died at the age of 41.
The singer had spoken within the past about his sibling’s psychological state issues and battles with alcohol.
“It’s very tough having a loved one who is an exponent,” he told the Daily Record in 2008.
Rupert Young, who established a psychological state charity called The Mood Foundation Around the late 2000s, also spoke openly about his struggles with depression.
In 2008 he talked about seeing his brother perform on morning television when he had himself spent the previous night drinking and self-harming.
In 2015 Will Young spoke about having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which he attributed partly to being separated from his twin at birth.
The singer was crowned the primary Pop Idol in 2001 and has since released seven albums, written two books, and has acted on film and stage.
When he found out The Mood Foundation, Rupert Young said he had been “badly suffering from depressive conditions” and had “suffered from addiction, self-harm and major depression”.
According to information from the Charity Commission, the organization operated from 2008 to 2010.