Benji was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer eight months before his death.
The cancer was initially mistaken for other health issues, including IBS, fatigue and anemia.
Despite the former semi-pro footballer having a healthy lifestyle and going to the gym twice a day, it was too late to save him after he was diagnosed.
Alex’s tweet comes days after Piers Morgan left ITV breakfast show GMB following his explosive on-screen row with his former ITV colleague.
Addressing Piers’ shock exit, Alex said: “I didn’t want him to quit, but I did want him to listen.”