Hunter McGradyis younger brother, Tynandied at the age of 23.

The model announced the heartbreaking news in a post shared on Instagram on Tuesday, May 4th.

“The most nerve-wracking words I’ve ever had to write in my life, one that no one ever wants,” she began. “My chest is heavy and I feel like I’ll never breathe again. I don’t know how this pain will be mended, or if it will ever feel like life can be alive again. My little brother is May 1st gone to the Lord. “”

In the Post, Hunter described Tynan as “the kindest, gentlest, loveliest, most beautiful, intelligent, funniest person this earth has ever known”.

“If you know me, you know that I rave about my brother, he is and will remain the love of my life,” she wrote alongside a series of snapshots of the siblings. “I wrote my brother the words ‘Good night, I love you’ every night because I never wanted a day to go by without him knowing how much I love and adore him. Everyone around him always has beautiful things said his friends’ parents always said, ‘We’re so glad Tynan is in our child’s life, he’s such a good influence.’ “