BRITAIN'S Got Talent contestant Jack Saunders' girlfriend has shared a heartbreaking tribute to the tragic dancer after he took his own life.
The 25-year-old, whose dance troupe had made the show's live semi final, died on Sunday and now his girlfriend Frankie Hurst has urged men to "speak up" about their mental health problems.
Frankie wrote: "As much as this truly breaks my heart, there is such an important message within this article.
"The signs are not always obvious and so we have have to talk about this and encourage men especially to speak up.
"THIS HAS TO STOP. LETS TALK ABOUT IT. #flyhigh #sexybeast #MrAndMrsSexyBeast ."
She also found the courage to lead a special dance class dedicated to Jack this week with the proceeds from the Studio 68 class in east London going to mental health charity Calm with Jack's family's blessing.
The day after his death last weekend, she took to social media and wrote: "I still cannot get my head around all of this but yesterday heaven gained the most special angel, my soul mate, my best friend, my right arm.
"I can't even find the words to begin but No one ever showed me as much love as you did, every single day and I'm eternally grateful for you. I'm so lucky to have experienced the love that we have and I'll forever carry that in my heart.
"The kindest, most considerate person who is loved by soooo many people, and I just wish you realised how many people you have impacted on. You're going to missed so much Jack. So so much."
Jack's group Green Force Five impressed the BGT judges, receiving the yeses they needed to progress to the next phase.
His mum Sandra, 53, told the Mirror: “We don’t know why he did it, he didn’t leave a note. He did not have depression.
"He went to the GP before Christmas because he was feeling tired and they never spotted any problems.
"It’s just shocked everyone because to other people Jack had it all. Jack achieved more than many people could dream of achieving. He knew we loved him.
“I think he was a Lost Boy. He must have felt just like a lost boy bless him."
The talented dancer had previously appeared on Sky's Got to Dance, where he reached the finals in 2012, and the X Factor.
He also appeared in the London Olympics opening ceremony aged 18.
A spokesman for Britain’s Got Talent told the publication: “Our thoughts and condolences are with Jack’s family and friends during this difficult and devastating time.”
A memorial event for Jack will take place in Stratford on Sunday.
Jack's death happened just a day after Love Island star Mike Thalassitis, 26,was found hanged near his North London home.
It was revealed the star was grief-stricken over the death of his beloved grandmother and plagued with "huge debts".
A source told The Sun: “It is absolutely tragic to have died at such a young age.
"Mike had so much to live for. He was about to launch a restaurant in Essex with a pal.”
Today his friends and family held a vigil where he was found hanged.
The 26-year-old's loved ones lit candles and sent lanterns flying into the sky in his memory.
YOU'RE NOT ALONE
EVERY 90 minutes in the UK a life is lost to suicide.
It doesn't discriminate, touching the lives of people in every corner of society – from the homeless and unemployed to builders and doctors, reality stars and footballers.
It's the biggest killer of people under the age of 35, more deadly than cancer and car crashes.
And men are three times more likely to take their own life than women.
Yet it's rarely spoken of, a taboo that threatens to continue its deadly rampage unless we all stop and take notice, now.
That is why The Sun launched the You're Not Alone campaign.
The aim is that by sharing practical advice, raising awareness and breaking down the barriers people face when talking about their mental health, we can all do our bit to help save lives.
Let's all vow to ask for help when we need it, and listen out for others… You're Not Alone.
If you, or anyone you know, needs help dealing with mental health problems, the following organisations provide support:
- CALM, www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585 858
- Heads Together, www.headstogether.org.uk
- Mind, www.mind.org.uk, 0300 123 3393
- Papyrus, www.papyrus-uk.org, 0800 068 41 41
- Samaritans, www.samaritans.org, 116 123
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