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Frankie Cocozza devastated by friend’s death

Frankie Cocozza X factor and Big Brother star Frankie Cocozza is mourning the loss of a close friend.

Connor was killed tragically last week and Frankie is obviously devastated. Frankie and Connor were schoolmates in Brighton and played football together.

When a friend passes away

Losing someone close to you is one of the hardest things anyone will ever have to go through. Unfortunately it’s something most of us will experience, at least once.

Grief

Everyone deals with grief differently. There’s no right or wrong way to feel. When someone you love dies, it can be overwhelming and seem like no one else understands how sad, empty or furious you feel.

Moving on

Pulling out of a nightclub appearance Frankie tweeted: ‘My life will never be the same.’

It’s normal to feel our lives will “never be the same” after someone we care about passes away. Although in some ways this is true and we never stop missing the people we love, it’s possible to live a normal happy life while remembering those we cared about.

For a while everyday things can trigger strong emotional reactions, reminding you your friend or loved one is no longer with you. Read special occasions to help with this.

Don’t bottle it up

Frankie is taking time off, mourning the loss of his friend with support from family and friends.

In situations like these we can feel pressure to be strong for family or friends. While being there for other people is important, taking care of yourself really matters too. Don’t bottle things up, or act like you’re fine if you’re not. If talking to the people close to you is difficult, try talking to someone outside the situation.

Remember

It sounds like a cliché but time will help. Greif can bring you through a number of emotions and there will be good days and bad days. Try to remember you will get through it and take care of yourself along the way.

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