Dave M. Benett/Getty; Chris Jackson/Getty Max Halliwell and Geri Halliwell
Geri Halliwell is mourning the sudden loss of life of her brother.
On Tuesday, the previous Spice Ladies’ older brother, Max Halliwell, died in intensive care after immediately collapsing in his residence in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, final week, PEOPLE can affirm. Max was 54.
“As you possibly can think about this can be a troublesome time and we might ask that you just respect the household’s privateness at the moment,” Geri’s rep stated in an announcement.
Max, a former communications supervisor for Mitsubishi Electrical Dwelling Environmental Programs UK, was taken to Watford Common Hospital after being discovered at his residence, in keeping with The Solar, which first reported his loss of life.
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“His loss of life is being handled as non-suspicious and will likely be referred to the coroner,” a Hertfordshire Constabulary spokeswomen instructed the outlet.
Geri, 49, was within the Center East together with her husband, Components One crew principal Christian Horner, as he ready for the Qatar Grand Prix final weekend when she discovered the information of her brother’s situation.
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In 2010, Max appeared on Piers Morgan’s Life Tales and seemed again on their earlier years, saying his sister “doted closely on her father.”
“Perhaps due to the eye that my father gave her on the subject of her potential,” he stated. “He clearly noticed one thing early on, so I would name her a little bit of a daddy’s lady, positively.”
Their father, Lawrence, died after a coronary heart assault in 1993.
The previous pop star opened up within the BBC documentary Geri’s Nineteen Nineties: My Drive to Freedom about how that devastating loss, three years earlier than “Wannabe” propelled the Spice Ladies to stardom, sparked her want to succeed.
“I used to be simply in my very own little zone, what actually threw me was within the November interval [when] my father died. I used to be nearly paralyzed by grief, I did not have the best type of instruments to course of it,” Geri stated then.
“I’ve this principle, I do not know if it is true, however I feel success comes from three issues,” she stated. “One is preparation, one is alternative and one is want. I feel my father’s loss of life gave me the necessity, that loss of life power.”