Monday 21 October 2019

Sheridan Smith: Mike Thalassitis’ death should be a wake up call

The actress asked fans to reach out.

Sheridan Smith said the death of Mike Thalassitis made her feel ill (Yui Mok/PA)
Sheridan Smith said the death of Mike Thalassitis made her feel ill (Yui Mok/PA)

By Alex Green, Press Association Entertainment Reporter

Sheridan Smith has said the death of former Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis should be a “massive wake up call”.

Writing on Twitter, the Cleaning Up star, 37, said she had been left feeling ill by the news of the reality star’s death.

The Bafta award-winner asked fans to reach out to their friends, even those who might outwardly appear confident and happy.

“This should be a massive wake up call,” she said.

“I feel sick, reach out, sometimes to the most confident friend. We can only learn & try to change.”

Smith has spoken about her experience of mental illness. She suffered a breakdown following the death of her father Colin from cancer in 2016.

Thalassitis, a semi-professional footballer, died on Friday, his management confirmed.

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