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Final photo of Mike Thalassitis and his beloved nan before their deaths

He was found dead on Saturday morning

The final photo of Mike Thalassitis and his late nan has been revealed following his tragic death.

Mike, 26, was found dead on Saturday morning in woods in North London after he took his own life.

The image was taken at Christmas last year and sees Mike looking lovingly towards his nan, who is said to have passed away days before Mike’s death.

“Act natural” 🎄

A post shared by Nick Thalassitis (@nickthala) on

Read more: Montana Brown breaks down over final text from Mike Thalassitis

Nick had captioned the post at the time: “‘Act natural.'”

According to The Sun, Mike was extremely close to the 94-year-old and had moved in with her to be her full-time carer.

It’s been said that Mike was left grief-stricken days before his death.

On Sunday, police confirmed Mike died of suicide by hanging.

“Police were called to a park near Latymer Way, N9 at 09:28hrs on Saturday, 16 March to reports of a man found hanged,” they said.

Mike Thalassitis
Police confirmed Mike died of suicide by hanging (Credit: Instagram @mike_thala)

“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and found a man, aged in his 20s, deceased.

“At this early stage, the death is not being treated as suspicious. The man’s next of kin have been informed. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”

Several of Mike’s Love Island co-stars have paid tribute to him, including his good friend Montana Brown.

Montana broke down in tears during Monday’s This Morning as she recalled the final text message he sent her.

She said: “I’m kind of kicking myself, because he text me and I didn’t reply. Just because I’m really bad on my phone. I just wish I’d replied.

Montana broke down over Mike’s death (Credit: ITV)

“He just said: ‘How’s it going girl, how are you’ – and I didn’t reply.” She then broke down in tears.

Speaking about Mike’s tragic death, Montana said: “One of my friends texted me, ‘I don’t know whether this is true, but Mike has taken his life’. I tried to call him and his phone went straight to answer phone.

“There was just no reason for him to do that. I don’t know if it was a spontaneous decision… but it just makes me so sad that he had so many demons that he had to fight alone.”

Montana also revealed Mike had recently been reading self-help book The Magic.

Mike Thalassitis
Mike was found dead on Saturday morning near his home in Essex (Credit: Instagram @mike_thala)

Read more: Police confirm cause of death of Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis

Mike joined the cast of the third series of Love Island in 2017, and went on to appear on Celebs Go Dating in 2018.

Before his reality TV career, Mike was a footballer, playing internationally for the Cyprus Under 19 team.

If you or someone you know are struggling with mental illness or suicidal thoughts, call the Samaritans on 116 123. 

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