Watford-born singer Geri Horner has been left “utterly broken” following the sudden death of her brother.

Max Halliwell died in intensive care at Watford General Hospital after suddenly collapsing at his home in Berkhamsted, according to The Sun.

Hertfordshire Constabulary said Max was taken to hospital after being found by police and paramedics.

A spokesperson from the force said: “Police were called at 9.40am on Wednesday 17 November to report the concern for welfare of a man at a residential property in Berkhamsted.

Watford Observer: Watford General HospitalWatford General Hospital

“Officers, along with the East of England Ambulance Service, attended the scene.

“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 source close to Spice Girl Geri, who grew up in Watford and is married to Red Bull F1 team boss Christian Horner, told The Sun that she has been left “utterly broken” by the news.

Watford Observer: Christian Horner and Geri Horner attending the World Premiere of No Time To Die (photo PA)Christian Horner and Geri Horner attending the World Premiere of No Time To Die (photo PA)

“This is the most awful, devastating, heartbreaking news and Geri is utterly broken by it,” they said.

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