Mike Thalassitis is being laid to rest today, with his loved ones preparing to gather and pay their respects to the late Love Island star.
Now, his close friend and former co-star Montana Brown has revealed that she is going to be giving a eulogy at the service, posting an emotional tribute to the late star just hours beforehand.
Sharing a picture from an old FaceTime call she shared with Mike, where he appeared to be pouting while wearing a face mask, Montana wrote: "Miss the FaceTimes," alongside a broken heart emoji.
She added: "Never felt so empty and anxious. Hope you're above listening to my speech today…"
Referencing the snap she'd shared of him pampering himself, Montana wrote: "I know you’re pointing your finger at me right now and saying “you cow” for uploading this."
She signed off: " #youwillneverbeforgotten #loveyou ".
The Love Island star's emotional post comes as she also shared an Instagram story about the upcoming funeral, simply writing: "Wished today would never come".
In the wake of Mike's death, Montana cried on This Morning, telling Phil and Holly that she was devastated to have ignored his last text.
Recalling the moment she found out about Mike's passing, Montana told the presenters: "One of my friends texted me saying, 'I don't know if this is true, but I heard Mike took his own life.'
"I was sat in the pub actually, and I thought 'no, that's not true, what a horrible rumour'. I text him saying 'there's this really weird rumour going around, call me when you get this'.
"It didn't deliver, it just had the one tick on WhatsApp. I tried to call him and his phone went straight to answerphone.
"I felt sick. I thought, 'oh my God something really terrible has happened'."
Mike was tragically found hanged in woodland near his north London home last month, after battling depression for months.
His heartbreaking death has prompted ITV to review their aftercare policy, and offer more support to stars.
If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org.
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