Love Island star Jack Fowler has broken down in tears after revealing his friend died in a tragic Ibiza diving accident.
Kevin Smith drowned “while free diving” off the coast of Ibiza at the age of 35.
He ran in difficulties while underwater at a beauty spot called Punta Galera near the resort of San Antonio.
Emergency responders tried to save his life with CPR after he was pulled from the water unconscious but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
He had been practicing free diving, that relies on holding one’s breath while taking underwater pictures.
Jack poured his heart out to his followers on Instagram, sharing a tribute to Kevin with pictures of the two of them.
In a heartfelt message, he said: "I feel broken hearted with knowing you’re not here anymore Kev.
"I remember when I first met you I knew you were going to be in my life for a long time. I told you many times that people like you are so rare to find and that anyone who met you or had you in their life was extremely lucky.
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"We have so many memories together that I honestly will cherish for rest of my life.
"I love you bro and I feel completely empty inside knowing I’m not going to see your piercing blue eyes, infectious smile or hear you contagious laugh anymore. im so sorry that it’s happened like this. I really love you bro and I miss you so much already.”
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Jack also shared details of a GoFundMe set up in Kevin’s name to raise money for his memorial and help his family cover the cost of flying his body back to the UK.
As of this morning it had smashed its goal of £20,000 and had raised over £33,000.
Paying tribute to Kevin on the page, friend Morgan Brazier who set up the page wrote: “Kevin has had so many mental and physical battles whilst always on the search to live his dream life.
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“After nearly two years of moving to Ibiza, grinding through each lockdown, he finally was able to live his dream and enjoy his hiking, snorkelling, chasing the sunsets and discovering new locations.
“He was so open and friendly with a very strong moral compass. He was an inspiration and loved by so many.”
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