Montana Brown warns Caroline Flack won’t be the last Love Island tragic suicide

Montana Brown voiced her fears Love Island host Caroline Flack's tragic suicide won't be the last death associated with Love Island

It came as the former contestant, 24, opened up about the severe mental health issues which come with being a reality TV star.

Montana was left devastated in March last year when her dear friend and fellow islander Mike Thalassitis took his own life just one year after appearing on the dating show.

Nearly a year later, the reality star was once again left in shock after hearing the harrowing news about Caroline.

Montana, who rose to fame on the 2017 series of Love Island, has now expressed her fears Caroline's death won't be the last from the show.


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Montana admitted she feels "helpless" knowing "people are suffering" when all she wants are for her friends to be happy.

She told Mail Online : "I don't think Caroline will be the last person to do this if I'm honest and that is what's really sad. For me, and I think I can speak for a lot of Love Islanders, you feel like 'Oh my God, who else is unhappy?' I need to speak to everyone. You feel this pressure because you don't want your friends to be unhappy, what can I do?"

According to Montana, every single person she knows from the show has been affected in one way or another.

She opened up: "Every single person that I'm friends with from Love Island suffers from anxiety or depression or something to do with mental health. It's actually terrifying."

The Mirror has approached ITV for further comment.

However, the former islander said she does not blame Love Island and instead pins the blame upon Internet trolls.


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She expressed the up-and-coming stars of the series struggle to cope with the onslaught of destructive social media abuse.

The reality starlet catalogued the horrific abuse which at worst includes death wishes and acid attack threats.


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She said: "You're dealing with a barrage of trolls telling you to kill yourself and telling your you're worthless and no one likes you, that they're going to throw acid in your face and you're like what?"

Previously, Montana has urged those battling with depression to remember they're not a "burden" after saying she would "do anything" to have former co-star Mike back in her life.

She said in an Instagram after his tragic death: "I just wanted to speak to all of you.

"If any of you have ever been depressed or have ever thought about taking your own life or wanting to terminate your life, then I want you to watch this.

"I can understand that you might feel like you’re a burden or you don’t deserve help or you’re annoying people by saying you’re depressed or that you’ve got problems and I can guarantee you that you’re not.

"You’re not a burden on anybody because the people around you absolutely love you and if you can’t see that then that’s such a shame but I’m here to tell you that they do and not just your family.

"It’s so important for you to realise you got put on this world and you’ve got a choice and you are living, you’re breathing, you are thriving.

Montana’s voice wavered and she broke down in tears while she discussed her friend's death.

She said: "These are all things I would have said to my friend that terminated his life. And if he was still here then I would say, 'Come to me, talk to me' because I would do anything to have him back today."

The reality star became friends with Mike on Love Island in 2017 and supported him through his battle with depression before he took his own life on March 15.

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