EASTENDERS star Max Bowden says he “feels sick” as he begs fans to donate cash for his friend’s funeral.
The actor, 26, shared a picture of pal Luke Goodings on Instagram as he urged fans to donate money so that he could give his pal “the send off he deserves.”
Max asked fans to donate to his friend’s funeral[/caption]
“Hi all, feel sick I’m having to do this again but want to give our Luke the send-off he deserves,” Max wrote.
“We’re trying to raise funds for Luke’s funeral and I’d really appreciate any donation big or small to help us with the costs.
“I know it’s a lot ask in these horrible times we’re currently living in but we want him to be remembered right. Please swipe up and donate if you can.”
The star revealed his pal had passed away following a battle with depression[/caption]
The TV star, who plays Ben Mitchell on Eastenders, then shared some final kind works with his followers.
He added: “Sending everybody love and remember you’re not alone. Talk if you need to. Luke, we love you,” alongside a love heart emoji.
Max revealed last week that his pal Luke had passed away following a battle with depression.
The actor shared a GoFundMe link asking people to donate to the fundraiser he’s set up for Luke’s funeral and memorial.
The message on the GoFundMe page reads: “On Sunday 6th June we very sadly lost our Luke Goodings to depression, something none of us foresaw coming.
Max urged his fans not to feel alone and to talk openly about mental health[/caption]
Max lost his good friend Terry earlier this year[/caption]
“It has ripped us apart inside out, and we want to be able to celebrate his life as beautifully as we can.
“In the current state of the world, a funeral is a huge expense and we want to give him the send-off he would have endeavoured to give any of us if he was here.
“We have set up this GoFundMe page to help raise funeral costs, and any expenses after will be given to the charity MIND, who are a beacon of light to those suffering with depression.”
It continues: “Luke was generally the loudest and brightest spark in the room, which makes it all the more confusing how he felt the way he did.
“A fiercely loyal friend, brother and boyfriend, Luke always put everyone else first, even when it got him into trouble.
“We’d really like to give Luke the send off he deserves, but understand how difficult that is to do right now, so we need all the help we can get.
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“Any donation no matter how big or small will really help to give this wonderful man a beautiful send off, and put him to rest in perfect peace. Lots of love and thanks from the family: Tracey, Josh, Kirk, Declan, Gianni, Daniela.”
The actor has been grieving the loss of his friend and top celebrity agent Terry Mills who lost his battle with coronavirus last year.
Terry, 38, fell into a coma while away from the UK and died from pneumonia.
He had previously survived cancer, and had taken a trip to Cancun in Mexico where he contracted the deadly bug.