Peter Andre`s family overwhelmed by tributes to Andrew

Updated: Dec 20, 2012, 09:07 AM IST

London: Peter Andre`s family was overwhelmed by tributes paid to the singer`s late brother Andrew, who lost his battle with cancer.

Andrew passed away Sunday and his other brother Michael took to Twitter to thank those who sent touching messages of support during the difficult time.

"We`re all completely overwhelmed by the thousands of condolence messages to Andrew from all of you. It`s so touching to know your sharing some of the pain with us. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so caring at such a hard time. I wish I could reply to you all but it`s hard right now but every message means so so much. Thank you all," Michael tweeted.

Peter is said to have been left totally incapable following Andrew`s death and his parents Sawas and Thea are totally distraught.

"Peter is just totally incapable at the moment. They are a strong-knit family and are pulling together but it`s so hard. Their parents, Sawas and Thea, are both in their 80s and totally distraught. Pete has to be there for them," quoted a friend as saying.