Dancing On Ice star Brianne Delcourt has paid tribute to her late brother following his death aged 44.
The professional skater expressed her heartache after laying her sibling, Ryan Brown, to rest on Sunday, October 30, saying that she will always love him dearly.
Sharing an image of her brother along with a poem, Brianne said: ‘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 forget 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 mom’s 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 😢💔’ (sic)
Brianne continued: ‘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. 💔’
Brianna has been a part of the Dancing On Ice family since 2010, when she landed third place with Hollyoaks actor Kieron Richardson.
One year later in 2011, she won the competition alongside EastEnders star Sam Attwater.
Brianne returned for the revamped ITV series in 2018 and was matched with Good Morning Britain weatherman Alex Beresford.
In 2020, Brianne announced her decision to quit the ITV competition series.
She then moved back to her native home of Canada for a new life with her partner and daughter Gracie.
Speaking to , she explained: ‘It has been a back-and-forth question mark in my mind for sometime now.
‘The hardest part will be missing my DOI family and I have so much to thank the show for, including introducing me to my absolute soulmate in Kevin.’