A contestant on ITV’s reality TV show Love Island has described her anger and sorrow about the death of her friend Mike Thalassitis.
Montana Brown, who befriended the 26-year-old in the 2017 series said: “I’m so angry at you for doing this because you are so loved by so many people”.
Thalassitis was found dead in a park in Edmonton on Saturday, the Met Police confirmed.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.
Officers said they were called to a park near Latymer Way, N9 at 09:28 GMT to reports of a man found hanged.
‘I’m so sorry’
Ms Brown said she knew her friend had been in a “dark place” in the months before his death and posting on Instagram, revealed the details of their last phone call.
“Now I know you were in a dark place a few months back and I thought you were past it and that you were on the up”, she said.
“I got you to buy The Magic, (a self-help book) you wrote down your gratitudes, you had the pictures of your family in your car to remind you to be grateful for them.
“I just don’t know how I didn’t notice.”
She continued: “I can’t imagine how much pain you must have been in to do this, and the fact that you went through this on your own breaks my heart.
“I’m so so sorry I couldn’t do more to help you. I have so much love for you Mike and I will never forget you. Sleep tight darling and I miss you so much already 💙”
Alex Bowen and Rachel Fenton, who both also appeared on Love Island, tweeted their respects.
Ms Fenton tweeted: “I’m lost for words. My heart breaks for your family RIP MikeThalassitis.”
And Bowen wrote: “I can’t get my head round this RIP brother.”