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Mike Thalassitis passed away by suicide after consuming alcohol and cocaine, according to an inquest.

The Love Island star was found dead on March 15, after being found hanged in a North London park.

The inquest at North London Coroner’s Court ruled the 26-year-old's death as a suicide, with his cause of death ruled as cerebral hypoxia by hanging. 

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There was both cocaine and alcohol found in his system as well as Fluoxetine, an anti-depressant. 

The reality TV star was found by a jogger, the whose statement was read out in court.

She said, ''At around 9.25pm I was jogging around Church Street recreational ground, however, I know this to be Latimer Park. A man was walking a dog so I changed my direction running along the tree line.''

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She continued, ''Through the trees, I saw a man, I looked again and I thought the man was floating. I looked up and saw the rope and the man was hanging. I didn’t know what to do and I called my friend who said I should call the police.''

She added, ''I hung up the call to my friend and called the police to report what I found. I stayed on the phone speaking to the operator until I saw the two police officers enter the park. I briefly spoke to PC Emma Clawson. She told me to go home and she would call me. I did not approach the man or touch him. He was wearing a black jacket, black hat, black shoes.''

PC Emma Clawson revealed that a black notebook was found near Mike’s body with notes addressed to his family about his intentions to end his life.

Mike is the second star of Love Island to take his own life, with Series 2 contestant Sophie Gradon being found dead at her parents home in June 2018 aged 32-years-old. 

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The results of a post mortem into Dolores O' Riordan's death were due to be delivered today following the singer's untimely passing at the age of 46 earlier this week.

However, recent reports state that the inquest into the singer's death has been adjourned as the coroner awaits further tests results.

According to the BBC,  the inquest has been adjourned until April 3.

Dolores O' Riordan, who was found dead in a London hotel on Monday, will be laid to rest in her native Ireland, however the unexpected adjournment means funeral arrangements have yet to be confirmed.

Speaking to the media, the parish priest from Dolores's home town said: "The plan is for her to be buried here at home. When that will be will depend on when her body is released."

The mother-of-three has been commemorated countless times on social media in the wake of her passing, with fellow musicians and ardent music fans paying tribute to her artistic contribution.

Speaking to the Limerick Leader, Dolores' mother, Eileen, made a point of thanking the public for their support in the days that followed her daughter's death..

"The people who queued to sign the book of condolence – some of them standing in the rain – it has meant a huge amount to us and has been a great source of comfort," she said.

Her partner, Olé Korestsky, told music fans: "My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful, Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable." 

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This morning, the inquest into the Buncrana pier tragedy will begin. 

In March of last year, five family members lost their lives when their car became submerged in the waters of Lough Swilly in County Donegal.

The car they were travelling in plunged into the water, killing all passengers but one. 

Those who died were the driver Sean McGrotty aged 49, his sons Mark and Evan, aged 8 and 12, his partner’s mother Ruth Daniels, and her daughter Jodie Lee aged 14.

The only survivor was four-month-old Rionaghach-Ann.

She was saved when Davitt Walsh bravely swam out to the sinking car in an effort to rescue those trapped inside. 

The inquest aims to obtain better understanding of what happened that day. 

This morning, the court will hear from those who witnessed what happened. 

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The inquest in to the death of Peaches Geldof took place today. Peaches tragically passed away at her home on the 7th of April this year, aged 25.

Emma Power reports. 

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