Rupert Young took his own life nearly two years ago amid mental health issues and alcoholism, with his tragic story to be shared by twin Will Young in a documentary data of Channel 4
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Will Young has announced that a new documentary will tell the tragic story of his late twin brother Rupert Young, who took his own life nearly two years ago.
The 43-year-old singer shared the news yesterday, saying he is “honored” and “proud” to tell his brother’s story on the project – which will air on Channel 4 next month .
Rupert, suffering from mental health problems and alcoholism, tragically died in the summer of 2020, after falling from London’s Westminster Bridge.
Later, a coroner ruled that he took his own life.
In a statement, reported by Radio TimesWill said: “It’s been magical and emotional to make this film and I’m incredibly proud of everyone’s participation in it.”
The singer added: “I hope it illuminates the difficulties so many people are facing right now in the UK with addiction and getting the help they need.”
At the inquest into Rupert’s death, it was stated that he intentionally jumped off a bridge on July 30, 2020, shortly after it was reported to have sneaked out of the mental hospital.
His body was found on August 2, after the inquest into the death of Rupert – who is believed to have struggled with depression and anxiety – was held later that year.
Will gave evidence during the interrogation, with the singer recalling at the time that his late brother Rupert had attempted to take his own life several times in the past.
He questioned the support structures for people with addictions, in the hope that the film will help those who are going through similar problems.
Announcing the new documentary on Twitter yesterday, Will wrote: “I am honored and proud to tell the story of my brother Rupert in a documentary on Channel 4.”
He revealed in the tweet that the special broadcast – titled Will Young: Loss my Twin Rupert – will air for less than two weeks, scheduled to release on May 10.
It was reported that Channel 4 editor Rita Daniels expressed the broadcaster’s gratitude to Will and his family for sharing Rupert’s story.
She further commented on the upcoming documentary: “We hope Will’s deep tribute to his brother will help those who are going through similar issues.”
Will Young: Loss my Twin Rupert will be broadcast at 8 pm on May 10 on channel 4.
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