Prince William is sadly mourning the loss of his friend, Henry Worsley.
Worsley, 55 — a British explorer and former soldier — died from "complete organ failure" at a hospital in Chile on Sunday, Jan. 24 after attempting an expedition to cross the Antarctic.
After hearing of his death, William, 33 — who was a royal patron of the expedition — reportedly said he and his younger brother, Prince Harry, 31, were "sad to hear of the loss.”
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"[Worsley] was a man who showed great courage and determination and we're incredibly proud to be associated with him," William said in a statement, according to People.
William (left) and Henry (right) in October 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Even after retiring from the Army, Henry continued to show selfless commitment to his fellow servicemen and women by undertaking this extraordinary Shackelton solo expedition on their behalf," Kate Middleton's husband continued. "We have lost a friend, but he will remain an inspiration to us all, especially those who benefit from his support to the Endeavour Fund."
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The former Army officer — who had completed 913 miles of his expedition under extreme weather conditions before falling ill and being flown to a Chilean hospital — is survived by his wife, Joanna, and two children, Max and Alicia.
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