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'Love Island' Stars Criticise Lack Of Support In Wake Of Mike Thalassitis' Death

'Love Island' Stars Criticise Lack Of Support In Wake Of Mike Thalassitis' Death

A number of Love Island stars have spoken out about the lack of psychological support, following the tragic death of Mike Thalassitis.

Former Islanders have taken to social media to criticise the aftercare provided by the show, after police confirmed 26-year-old Mike's death.

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Dom Lever, who appeared on the 2017 series alongside Mike, told his followers: "You get a psychological evaluation before the villa and after you go on the show, but hands down once you are done on the show you don't get any support unless you're number one."

Malin Andersson, who appeared on the programme in 2016, has criticised the show's lack of support after she lost her mum last year, and her newborn daughter earlier this year.

"WAKE UP LOVE ISLAND !!!!," she tweeted, before explaining: "I got flowers from the producers when my daughter died. No f*cking phone call. No support, or help."

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She continued: "If I didn't have a strong head on me that my mum passed down to me, I wouldn't have been able to cope with this all. But not everyone is like this. PLEASE REACH OUT IF YOU FEEL ALONE, OR SAD, OR STUCK REACH OUT TO SOMEBODY!"

Malin's co-star Kady McDermott also waded in on the debate, telling her followers: "Hopefully going forward reality shows will help more with the aftermath of being on one, because I can stay it definitely didn't happen after my series when lots of us needed it. People's lives change overnight and no one can mentally be prepared for it. The good and the bad."

The comments come after police confirmed they were called to a park on Saturday 16th March, to reports of a man in his 20s hanged.

Our thoughts are with all of Mike's family and friends at this difficult time.

Anyone affected by the news of Mike's death, or struggling in anyway, should call Samaritans for free on 116 123 - or write down your thoughts in an email to jo@samaritans.org.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: News, Celebrity News, Love Island

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on emma.rosemurgey@pretty52.com

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