Love Island host Caroline Flack, 39, shared a late night tribute to her late friend on Sunday night, posting a picture of the two of them together.
The host of the ITVBe show posted a black and white picture of them both having fun at a party at around 1.30am this morning.
She didn’t add any words to the simple tribute, which shows both her and Mike pose in enormous glasses for someone off to the far side of the camera, having dressed up for what looks like a photobooth.
Caroline earlier shared a photo with Mike from the Love Island 2017 wrap party, where they each held a balloon with the other’s promo shot on.
Narrator Iain Stirling was in the background, reaching to touch Mike’s head. Caroline captioned the picture: ‘Mike… you were a total gentleman… I won’t forget that … it’s so so sad …you will be missed. RIP.’
The pair had been romantically linked at one point, with Caroline admitting to fancying him after they were seen getting flirty at the Love Island wrap party that year.
On Alan Carr’s New Year Specstacular in 2017, Caroline laughed off the speculation.
“No, but I’ll tell you what, he is so fit. Right, he is fit in pictures, but in the flesh and you see him close up.
“He is a beautiful man. But no, all very professional,” she added.
This comes after the cause of 26-year-old Mike Thalassitis’ tragic death has been confirmed by police.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Police were called to a park near Latymer Way, N9 at 0928hrs on Saturday, 16 March to reports of a man found hanged.
“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. Police are in the process of informing the man’s next of kin. A file will be prepared for the coroner.”
Images via Instagram/ITV
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