Montana Brown Breaks Down In Tears Over Mike Thalassitis' Death
The reality star, who first met Mike on Love Island in 2017, recalled the moment she last spoke to him. And she became visibly emotional as she explained that she didn't reply to the last text message he sent to her.
.@MontanaRoseB remembers her 'loyal, thoughtful and family orientated' friend Mike Thalassitis, who sadly took his own life. pic.twitter.com/3CtgsuJxka
- This Morning (@thismorning) March 18, 2019
"I'm kind of kicking myself, because he text me and I didn't reply," she said on the ITV chat show. "Just because I'm really bad on my phone. I just wish I'd replied."
"He just said 'How's it going girl, how are you' - and I didn't reply," Montana added, breaking down in tears.
Host Phillip Schofield responded: "You can't possibly, possibly know, and as you said yourself - you thought he was in a place and getting better. You couldn't know."
Recalling the moment she heard of the news, Montana continued: "One of my friends text me saying 'I don't know if this is true, but I've heard Mike took his own life'. I was sat in the pub actually, and I thought 'no, that's not true, what a horrible rumour'."
She added: "I text him saying, 'Hey, there's this really weird rumour going around, call me when you get this' - but it didn't deliver, it just had the one tick on Whatsapp.
"Then I tried to call him and it went straight to answerphone, and then I felt sick. I thought, something terrible has happened."
View this post on InstagramI've thought long and hard about what I want to say, I've woken up and unfortunately this wasn't just a nightmare so this is to you Mr Thala. Firstly, I'm so angry at you for doing this because you are so loved by so many people and I just wish you picked up the phone so we could've sorted this out. This didn't need to happen:sob:. Secondly, it annoys me that you were so misunderstood. "Muggy Mike" was your stage name and let's face it, the ladies did fall at your feet BUT everyone had this impression of you and you were literally the opposite you were one of a kind. Mike, you were so thoughtful, caring and loyal to me and all your friends, you know some of my darkest secrets and I know yours. I could always rely on you to tell me when I'm being a nut job to Elliott and tell me to get off his case :joy: and I always told you to stop partying too much and getting too pissed:joy::see_no_evil: I just wish people had a tiny glimpse of what the real you was like. You sent me a Christmas card in the post this year, you checked up on me everyday at the beginning of this year when I was struggling myself, you really were the kindest, sweetest person and I am so devastated and crushed that I'll never get to see you again. 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. I got you to buy The Magic, 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... I am absolutely heart broken that I couldn't help you. Your phone call a few days ago to tell me that I'm smashing the swimwear, you're proud of me and that you're grateful for my friendship is the only thing that's keeping me going right now. At least you knew how much you meant to me. I will help open your cafe with Scott because you worked so hard on it so don't you worry! 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 :blue_heart:
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Yesterday police confirmed they were called to a park on Saturday 16th March, to reports of a man in his 20s hanged.
Scores of celebrities and fans have shared heartfelt tributes to Mike following his death.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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