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Tragedy as Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist is found dead after taking his own life aged just 25 

A Britain’s Got Talent contestant that had been due to feature on next month’s show has taken his own life, his devastated family have revealed. 

Jack Saunders, 25, was part of a five-man dance troupe, Green Force Five, that made it through to the semi-finals of the new series.

But before the live-shows could start later this year, the tragic dancer is reported to have taken his life in the early hours of Sunday morning, according to The Mirror. 

Jack Saunders (pictured with Cheryl Cole), 25, was part of a five-man dance troupe, Green Force Five, that made it through to the semi-finals of the new series.

Mr Saunders already had a successful dancing career, prior to his audition on Britain's Got Talent. He had traveled to countries including Las Vegas, India and Barcelona to perform

Mr Saunders already had a successful dancing career, prior to his audition on Britain’s Got Talent. He had traveled to countries including Las Vegas, India and Barcelona to perform

At just 18-years-of-age, Mr Saunders (pictured) was the youngest paid dancer to perform at the London Olympics ceremony, before also that year reaching the Got to Dance finals with Unity UK

The news has left family and staff on the show devastated, with bosses now deciding whether to air the audition or scrap it entirely (Mr Saunders is pictured)

At just 18-years-of-age, Mr Saunders (pictured) was the youngest paid dancer to perform at the London Olympics ceremony, before also that year reaching the Got to Dance finals with Unity UK

The news has left family and staff on the show devastated, with bosses now deciding whether to air the audition or scrap it entirely. 

Jack’s mother, Sandra, 53, paid a moving tribute to the promising young dancer from the family home in Uxbridge, west London. 

She told The Mirror: ‘We don’t know why he did it, he didn’t leave a note. He did not have depression.  

‘Suicide can happen to anyone at any time. People can’t believe Jack is gone. We are the same.

‘I want people to know that this can happen to any family. There is no stereotype – it doesn’t have to be a manic depressive who has shown signs of mental health problems.’

Jack's mother, Sandra, 53, paid a moving tribute to the promising young dancer from the family home in Uxbridge, west London (Mr Saunders is pictured with Niall Horan)

Jack’s mother, Sandra, 53, paid a moving tribute to the promising young dancer from the family home in Uxbridge, west London (Mr Saunders is pictured with Niall Horan)

His mother described him as 'a kind soul', saying he was 'always focused on others to make sure they were OK' (Mr Saunders is pictured)

His mother described him as ‘a kind soul’, saying he was ‘always focused on others to make sure they were OK’ (Mr Saunders is pictured) 

Jack already had a successful dancing career, prior to his audition on Britain’s Got Talent. He had traveled to countries including Las Vegas, India and Barcelona to perform. 

And at just 18-years-of-age was the youngest paid dancer to perform at the London Olympics ceremony, before also that year reaching the Got to Dance finals with Unity UK. 

His mother described him as ‘a kind soul’, saying he was ‘always focused on others to make sure they were OK’.  

His sister, Kayla Williams, 28, said: ‘Suicide awareness is getting better but there is still a bit of a stigma, but it can happen to anyone.

‘The message we want to share about Jack’s death is how important it is to talk to people, and tell people how great they are.

A spokesman for Britain’s Got Talent said: ‘Our thoughts and condolences are with Jack’s family and friends during this difficult and devastating time.’

After learning of the news of his death, former Love Island co-star Dom Lever slammed Love Island for its lack of support once contestants leave the villa

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis (pictured left and right) was found dead in the woods near his hometown in London on Friday morning Memorable moments from Mike's time on Love Island 2017

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis (pictured left and right) was found dead in the woods near his hometown in London on Friday morning 

News of his death comes soon after it was revealed that Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis had taken his own life, found hanged in a park by his childhood home aged 26.

It had been suggested that Mike was at the time struggling to come to terms with the death of his grandmother and had recently been dealing with debt. 

The reality TV star had moved in with the 94-year-old after her deteriorating health meant she needed a full time carer.

And soon after news of his death emerged, former Love Island contestant Montana Brown said that Thalassitis had been ‘in a dark place’ recently, wishing she had done more to help. 

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