Entertainment 'He took his life the next day': Bachelor In Paradise's Laurina Fleure reveals her heartbreaking final conversation with her brother Michael before his tragic suicide... as she reveals her late father Jacques 'fought HIV for 29 years'

02:36  12 april  2018
02:36  12 april  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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' He took his life the next day ': Bachelor In Paradise ' s Laurina Fleure (right) has revealed her heartbreaking final conversation with her brother Michael (left) before his tragic suicide .

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a person standing in front of a tree: 'He had already made up his mind': Laurina spoke to her brother Michael after he attempted suicide. She told Who: 'I couldn't get through to him, he took his life the next day'© Associated Newspapers 'He had already made up his mind': Laurina spoke to her brother Michael after he attempted suicide. She told Who: 'I couldn't get through to him, he took his life the next day' Bachelor In Paradise's Laurina Fleure has shared heartbreaking details about her late brother's struggle with anxiety and depression.

Michael Shaun Fitzgerald died by suicide last year, aged just 36.

Laurina told Who magazine on Thursday that she was overseas in Europe when she first learned her brother had made an attempt on his life.

a man and woman posing for a picture: 'He took his life the next day': Bachelor In Paradise's Laurina Fleure (right) has revealed her heartbreaking final conversation with her brother Michael (left) before his tragic suicide© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'He took his life the next day': Bachelor In Paradise's Laurina Fleure (right) has revealed her heartbreaking final conversation with her brother Michael (left) before his tragic suicide At the time, Laurina was recovering from a traumatic breakup and the death of her father Jacques, who 'had passed away after fighting HIV for 29 years'.

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'I hadn't had a chance to grieve properly': Laurina Fleure (pictured) reveals the heartbreaking reason she had a meltdown on Bachelor in Paradise as she shares tribute to late brother Michael and spills she ' s QUIT the show.

' He took his life the next day ': Bachelor In Paradise ' s Laurina Fleure reveals her heartbreaking final conversation with her brother Michael before his tragic suicide as she reveals her late father Jacques ' fought HIV for 29 years '. Bachelor in Paradise contestant admits stars have adult

After returning to Melbourne, she spoke with Michael and tried to encourage him to 'ask God for help' with his mental health problems.

'But it was too late,' she said. 'He had already made an attempt on his life and he had already made up his mind that he was going to take his life.'

a group of people posing for the camera: Double tragedy: Speaking to Who magazine on Thursday, Laurina also revealed her father Jacques (right) 'had passed away after fighting HIV for 29 years'© Associated Newspapers Double tragedy: Speaking to Who magazine on Thursday, Laurina also revealed her father Jacques (right) 'had passed away after fighting HIV for 29 years' Laurina, 34, added: 'I just wish I'd gotten to him sooner, you know?'

Michael was suffering from depression and anxiety, as well as back pain that made it difficult to work as a plumber.

According to Laurina, he was also 'muddled with medication' and was unable to focus properly during their final conversation.

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'He was just staring through me... I couldn't get through to him. He took his life the next day,' she said.

a person with collar shirt: Devastating loss: According to Laurina, Michael had been 'excited' about her upcoming role on Bachelor In Paradise (pictured), which was filmed last year© Associated Newspapers Devastating loss: According to Laurina, Michael had been 'excited' about her upcoming role on Bachelor In Paradise (pictured), which was filmed last year According to Laurina, Michael had been 'excited' about her upcoming role on Bachelor In Paradise, which was filmed last year.

Michael's funeral was held in mid-October, around a month before Laurina flew to Fiji to film the Channel Ten reality TV show.

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