Friends of a UK reality TV star who killed himself in 2019 have revealed the heartbreaking messages he sent them before he died.
Mike Thalassitis, 26, was found dead on March 15, 2019 – with an inquest ruling his death a suicide.
Discussing the harrowing message, Montana said: “He sent his friend a message saying, ‘Mate, I don’t think I’m going to see you any more. I don’t think I’m going to see you ever again.’ And his friend did not understand – and why would you? It’s not your everyday thing that someone messages you something like that.”
Montana was close friends with Mike after appearing together on UK Love Island and they would often spend hours on the phone.
Just days before he died, she received another phone call from him, which in hindsight, she now believes was him saying goodbye.
Speaking on the podcast Take Flight, she explained: “A few days before he died … he said something like, ‘I’m really, really grateful that you introduced me to this book [she’d given him a copy of The Magic], I just really appreciate you and, like, you’ve really helped me kind of get out of this like headspace and I just can’t thank you enough and I love you to bits.’
“On reflection, I do think that was him saying goodbye, because I was on the phone for just under an hour and a lot of it kind of revolved around him being grateful and him saying thank you. In hindsight it definitely was him saying goodbye.”
She continued: “I think that there were so many signs to the lead-up of him passing away … huge signs that potentially people did not look into because I don’t think men are that aware of mental health.
“He wanted to feel numb because he just didn’t want to be thinking all of the awful things he was thinking and be left alone with his own mind.”
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Originally published as Reality star’s haunting final text