, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away

TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith has died.

According to The Sun, Rhys was found dead in Tenerife last week, where he is said to have lived. His cause of death is unknown.     

Gemma Collins led the heartbreaking tributes to Rhys as she commented on the reality star’s last shared picture to Instagram on 3 April.

, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

Heartbreaking: TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith has died after he was found dead in Tenerife last week (pictured together in 2013) 

Gemma, 40, put: ‘My heart will never be the same I won’t ever be the same love you Reece ❤️.’

While James Argent added: ‘Love you mate,’ followed by a heart emoji and praying hands. 

Rhys dated TOWIE star Harry in 2013 with the former couple regularly appearing at events together before Harry dated Bobby Norris. 

MailOnline has contacted Harry’s representative and TOWIE for further comment.  

, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

So sad: Gemma Collins led the heartbreaking tributes to Rhys as she commented on the reality star’s last shared picture on 3 April (pictured together in a throwback photo shared by Rhys earlier this year) 

, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

Sad: Gemma, 40, put: ‘My heart will never be the same I won’t ever be the same love you Reece ❤️’, while James Argent added: ‘Love you mate,’ followed by a heart emoji and praying hands 

Rhys’ last Instagram post was on April 3 where he shared a photo of himself in Tenerife captioned: ‘Quality time with myself.’ 

Prior to that, he had spent time in Dubai where he had shared several pictures of himself enjoying various activities such as kayaking with friends. 

Rhys was good friends with Gemma and they regularly went on fun holidays together. 

In January, Rhys shared a sweet birthday post to Gemma where he shared a collection of throwback photos.

, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times
, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

, TOWIE star Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith tragically passes away, The Nzuchi Times

Last photo: Rhys’ last Instagram post was on April 3 where he shared a photo of himself in Tenerife captioned: ‘Quality time with myself’  

He captioned it with: ‘Happy Birthday My Gucci @gemmacollins love & miss you loads! Over & out crackle crackle…. ✨.’ 

Rhys dated TOWIE star Harry in 2013 with the former couple regularly appearing at events together before Harry dated Bobby Norris. 

In 2014, Harry, who is now engaged to beau Dean Rowland, split from Bobby after he told the reality star he had slept with Rhys at the beginning of their romance.   

Only recently on TOWIE, Harry and Bobby have been caught in several bitter rows as they addressed their past split, although Rhys was never directly named on the show. 

Bobby branded Harry a ‘compulsive liar’ and accused him of trying to ‘rewrite the history’ of their break-up, which took place seven years ago. 

The reality star’s pal Amy Childs – who is also Harry’s cousin – tried to build bridges between the pair by inviting them both to dinner, however the meeting ended in a bitter row and Bobby stormed off. 

Harry had been unhappy with Amy carrying on a friendship with his ex, despite the fact their relationship ended seven years ago and Harry is now engaged. 

During a dramatic episode, Harry said: ‘I do think it’s a bit strange that you two are now buddies. I’m hearing a lot about you.’

Unimpressed, Bobby responded: ‘That we’ve gone furniture shopping? What part don’t you like?’

Harry replied: ‘Cause we never had a good ending. I was thrown under the bus.’

Bobby said: ‘I don’t think you can rewrite history. It’s like trying to say the Titanic never sunk, saying you never cheated on me. I know you cheated on me.’

Harry acknowledged he slept with his ex-boyfriend but insisted it wasn’t when he and Bobby were together.

Not believing his former flame, Bobby stormed out of the restaurant and said: ‘Amy I love you, I’ve got a lot of time for you, [to Harry] you’re full of s**t.’

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