Associates of Mike Thalassitis are hoping to lift £25,000 in direction of his funeral.
A marketing campaign arrange on GoFundMe has raised greater than £three,400 in direction of the five-figure aim, following the Love Island star’s tragic loss of life final week.
Mike, 26, was discovered hanged in parkland close to his dwelling in north London.
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Now, his grieving friends wish to ensure that his heartbroken household do not must “face something alone”.
The outline on GoFundMe reads: “Mike Thalassitis was a beloved son, brother, good friend and good man to many individuals.
“As everyone is conscious all of us misplaced a superb individual on March 16th. I am certain that everybody right here and all those who have been lucky sufficient to know Mike needs that that they had executed or mentioned one thing that might have modified this final result and have helped him in in order that this horrible tragedy didn’t befall Mike and everyone that cared for him.
Mike Thalassitis was a beloved son, brother, good friend and good man to many individuals.
“Mike’s household are laborious working folks experiencing a time of intense ache and struggling. Accordingly we’re asking for all your assist in order that they don’t have to face something alone.”
It additional states that each one donations raised will assist cowl funeral prices, with the remaining to be given to a psychological well being charity chosen by his mum and pop.
Mike was reportedly struggling to return to phrases with the lack of his nan within the days main as much as his loss of life.
The 2 have been pictured collectively at Christmas wanting pleased alongside different family members, in a submit shared on Mike’s brother Nick’s Instagram.
Earlier than he died, Mike was working laborious on a brand new restaurant enterprise in Essex along with his enterprise associate, Scott Neilson.
Scott confirmed on Instagram that the venue will nonetheless open after a “robust week”.
A press release posted on the restaurant’s Instagram web page learn: “Simply to handle all of the hypothesis. I want to make it clear that we are going to be opening The Skillet when it’s prepared, it has been a tricky week attempting to proceed to type issues out.
“Nonetheless, Mike would’ve wished this cafe to open, he spent day-after-day for the previous couple of months working laborious to make this place successful so we’re pulling collectively to get this prepared for everybody and particularly for Mike.”
On Friday, Mike’s mates held an emotional vigil on the place the place he died, lighting candles and releasing lanterns in his reminiscence.
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A kind of gathered, Michelle, shared photos and video clips on Twitter and wrote: “Goodnight @MikeThalassitis Catch these lanterns within the sky.”
Shortly after Mike was discovered, a Met spokesperson confirmed: “Police have been referred to as to a park close to Latymer Means, N9 at 09:28hrs on Saturday, 16 March to studies of a person discovered hanged.
“Officers and the London Ambulance Service attended and located a person, aged in his 20s, deceased.”
If you happen to or anybody you recognize are fighting psychological sickness or suicidal ideas, name the Samaritans on 116 123.
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