Dancing On Ice stars heartache as brother dies aged just 44

Dancing On Ice professional skater Brianne Delcourt has revealed that her brother has died at the age of 44.

The 41 year old took to Instagram to share the heartbreaking news. Sharing a picture of her brother Ryan Christopher Brown, she wrote: "We said our final goodbyes to you yesterday. I so wished all day long that you would of seen the love that was around you @ryanbrown4177.

"You never have to doubt that! thanks for being the best big brother to me and a hell of a lot of people who knew you. Thanks for always being a part of my life and help guiding me and giving me advice about parenthood.

"Most of all, thanks for making me laugh. I’ll never forgot that huge smile and that belly laugh and how you lit up a room whenever you were around. Last night was hard, being at your moms and in a house full of the best people that loved you so so much and just expecting you to walk in and say something cheesy or start teasing me about something you didn’t."

She added: "RyRy, we all love you dearly. Always will. You will never be forgotten. I’m happy you are in a happy place now with Larry and not in pain anymore.

"My only wish is that I could of helped you through this pain you struggled with but I know now that nothing anyone would have said or did would have made things better. As you always said after every message or call ‘talk to ya’ …!

"This is not a goodbye, this is ‘talk to ya’ later …Love you RyRy. Your little Moonshine."

She also shared a snap of a poem called You Never Said Goodbye.

Many of Brianne's followers sent their condolences. One person said: "Sending you all my love beautiful Brianne." A second wrote: "I'm so sorry dear. May his memory be a blessing."

And another said: "So sorry for your precious loss of your beautiful brother. God bless you all."

Brianne has been married to former professional footballer Kevin Kilbane since 2020 and they share two daughters together.

She's also the mother of daughter Gracie from a previous relationship. Brianne and Kevin met after both appearing on the 2019 series of ITV's Dancing On Ice.

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