Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell 'utterly broken' by brother's sudden death

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Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is said to be 'utterly broken' after the shock death of her older brother.

According to The Sun, Max Halliwell died in intensive care after suddenly collapsing at home. He was 54.

Former British singer Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell is mourning the sudden death of her brother Max. Photo: Getty

Geri had just spent some time in the Middle East with her Formula One husband Christian Horner for the Qatar Grand Prix.

"This is the most awful, devastating, heartbreaking news and Geri is utterly broken by it," a source told the publication.

“It has been a terribly traumatic time since the moment she heard Max had been taken to hospital, and the worst outcome which everybody close to the family hoped might not be."

Christian Horner and Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell had been in the Middle East with Christian Horner. Photo: Getty

Police reportedly confirmed officers, along with the East of England Ambulance Service, attended a residential property in Berkhamsted on Wednesday 17 November.

“The man was located and taken to hospital for treatment, where he sadly later died. His death is being treated as non-suspicious and will be referred to the coroner," a statement by a Hertfordshire Constabulary spokeswoman said.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for Geri also told The Sun: “As you can imagine this is a difficult time and we would ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time.”

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