Denis Fedorov, brother of former American Idol finalist Anthony Federov (pictured) has died of cancer at the age of 28, American Idol Worship has learned.
Condolences can be posted on his official website. Below is what Anthony, 21, wrote about big brother Denis:
I want to thank each and every one of you for all of your prayers and good wishes and you have been sending my brother's way. Unfortunately our prayers were not answered. My brother passed away last night around 11:30 pm. The funeral will take place on Tuesday.
All I ask is that you pray for him on that day so he can be happy and healthy in his next life. I want you to know that our family will be alright and we will get past this. We are very strong and the love that is in our family, will get us through this.
The most important thing now is that Denis is not hurting. That's the one thought that will always keep a smile on my face. I want you all to smile with me. Let's not mourn his death but let celebrate his life that he lived.
I will keep you guys updated and I'll be putting together a concert in his memory. As soon as things clear up a little bit, you will know all the details. Once again, my entire family and I send you nothing but love and gratitude for all of your support.
LOVE YOU ALL,
American Idol Worship would like to take this opportunity to send its condolences and prayers to Anthony Fedorov and his family. May Denis rest in peace.