Friends and family of Mike Thalassitis gathered in North London today (April 5) for his funeral.
They said their final farewells to the reality star at Christ Church in Southgate, following his tragic death last month at the age of 26.
Photographs have revealed the Order of Service, offering a string of snaps from throughout his life and shedding light on the songs chosen to see him off.
The booklet, which has the star looking dapper in a light fitted shirt and dark tie on the cover, reveals that Phil Collins’ You’ll Be in My Heart was picked as the entry song.
After a introduction, the gatherers listened to Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens.
Later in the service, his friends and family heard a reading from Mike’s brother, Nick, followed by the song Elysium by Bear’s Den.
The Order of Service then listed a personal tribute from Mike’s close pal and fellow Love Islander Montana Brown, who posted about him on Instagram earlier in the day, writing alongside a snap of Mike wearing a face mask: “Miss the FaceTimes, never felt so empty and anxious.
“Hope you’re above listening to my speech today… I know you’re pointing your finger at me right now and saying ‘you cow’ for uploading this #youwillneverbeforgotten #loveyou.”
After poems and a bible reading, songs as the service drew to a close included Fix You by Coldplay and The Living Years by Mike and the Mechanics.
Last month, Mike’s pals set up a Go Fund Me campaign for him in the hopes of raising money towards his funeral and mental health charities.
But the star’s grieving parents asked for it to be closed down, expressing fears it might be targeted by fraudsters.
Mike rose to fame in 2017 when he featured on the third series of Love Island.
Before that, he enjoyed success as a footballer and played internationally for the Cyprus Under 19s team.
Mike was found dead in a park near his childhood home on March 16th.
If you or someone you know are struggling with mental illness or suicidal thoughts, call the Samaritans on 116 123.
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