Former Rangers player Kris Boyd has revealed his brother took his life own in a bid to help others in the same situation. 

Scott Boyd was found dead at home by their mother Maureen in Auchinleck, Ayrshire​ yesterday. 

The 27-year-old was due to become a dad again with his pregnant wife Kelly.

He leaves behind a young son. 

Striker Kris, 33, spoke of his family's 'deep shock' after the tragedy. 

He shared his heartbreak in the hope that other lives could be saved if people share their emotions with loved ones. 

Speaking of his brother he said: “He obviously had issues in his life which none of us were aware o​f.

“I hope this raises awareness for those who are struggling with things in their life to ask for help if they need it.​"

The Kilmarnock striker told the Sun: “Unfortunately Scott wasn’t able to do that and the consequences are tragic. It’s just so hard to believe he’s gone.”

He said Scott was "a loving son, brother, husband and father".