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Montana Brown has shared the final text message Mike Thalassitis penned before taking his own life.
Love Island 2017 star Mike was sadly found dead in a park in March 2019 and an inquest ruled that the 26-year-old died by suicide after cocaine and alcohol use.
Following his death, his close pal and co-star Montana went to visit Mike's parents to pay her respects and reflect on the life of the handsome reality TV personality alongside some of his other pals.
And during the emotional get together one of Mike's friends revealed that Mike had messaged him just hours before his death.
Now, Montana has unveiled what the heartbreak message read during a chat with The Sun.
Mike Thalassitis' final text sent before his suicide in March 2019 has been shared
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.”
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The social media model recently reflected on how days before Mike's death she received a call from Mike, which upon hindsight she now thinks was his way of saying goodbye.
Speaking on the Take Flight podcast, Montana explained: "A few days before he died… he said something like, 'I'm really really grateful that you introduced me to this book [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.'
Montana Brown – who was good friends with Mike – has opened up on what the message read
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"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."
Just yesterday, ITV uncovered the rigorous welfare checks and training this year's Love Island contestants will be expected to go through before heading into the Mallorca villa.
TV bosses confirmed that the 2021 islanders will be subjected to coaching in money matters and dealing with online trolling as well as receiving therapy sessions to help them adjust to their newfound fame after leaving the villa.
The new guidelines follow a 2018 enquiry into the show that has been hit with controversy in the past, including the tragic suicides of contestants Mike and Sophie Gradon.
Mike rose to fame on Love Island in 2017
Outlining the new duty of care protocol, ITV revealed that all those taking part this year will receive comprehensive psychological support before, during and after the show.
They will also be trained on the impact of social media and how to handle trolling.
Islanders will also receive guidance on financial management and how to take on representation after leaving the villa.
They will be given advice on how to deal with job offers, advertising campaigns and other public appearances and TV show opportunities that may come their way.
The coaching will start before the show has begun as contestants will be urged to really consider the repercussions of them appearing on the ITV2 dating show and discuss it thoroughly with their friends and family.
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This year's singletons will be closely monitored and offered additional help from experts during their stay in the villa, with a mental health first aid team on site at all times.
Then after leaving the show, each contestant will have access to phycological help for a further 14 months.
ITV bosses have announced that the show – hosted by Laura Whitmore – will now offer more care to contestants
ITV have also confirmed the contestants will receive thorough pre-filming psychological and medical assessments – including by an independent doctor, psychological consultant and reports from each Islander’s own GP to check their medical history.
Potential Islanders are also required to fully disclose any medical history that would be relevant to their inclusion in the villa and the production’s ability to provide a suitable environment for them.
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ITV are also seeking to manage the expectations of the cast so they understand the positive and negative implications of starring on the show.
Staff on site have also been trained in Mental Health First Aid, the channel confirmed.
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