LOVE Island stars Montana Brown and Jonny Mitchell have paid tribute to their late friend Mike Thalassitis on what would have been his birthday today.
The pair grew close to the reality star during their time on the reality show in 2017 and were left heartbroken when he took his own life in March of last year.
Mike, who dated Megan McKenna, would have turned 27 years old today.
Taking to Instagram to remember him today, Montana wrote: Happy birthday angel face, miss you so much and I hope youre having a party party up there wherever you are.
I wish we all had more time with you. We lost you too early.
Offering advice to others who might be feeling low or struggling, she continued: If youre looking at this feeling suicidal and unhappy, please speak to someone, if you dont want to speak to someone you know, you can also text @giveusashoutinsta .
You are all amazing, you all are worthy of the help and I know youre so loved.
Jonny shared a picture of himself with Mike looking happy and wrote: Happy Birthday Magic Mike. Miss you big man.
Mike tragically took his own life last year – an inquest heard how Mike killed himself after acocaine and booze binge and left suicide notes next to his body.
Days after his death Montana appeared on This Morning and broke down in tears asshe revealed that she didn’t reply to Mike’s final text, sharing: “I spoke to him two days before. But Im kicking myself because he text me but I didnt actually reply. Im really bad on my phone. I wish I had replied.”
Montanaalso gave a moving eulogy at Mike’s funeral in April, urging mourners “to be kinder and more genuine” in the tearful speech.