By Laura Ratering
Berlin/Cologne – A tragic message hit the fans on July 12: Prince CharmingFinalist Dominic Smith has died aged just 34.
His former best friend Martin Angelo (28) drew attention to the death of the loved one early Tuesday evening. He shared a selfie of himself and Dominic, wrote an emotional text in tears and said goodbye to his friend.
“And even though we’ve grown apart and haven’t had any contact lately, you had a big place in my heart and it will always stay that way,” he wrote, among other things.
Martin and Dominic met in 2019 when they both competed for the attention of Prince Nicolas Puschmann (31). At that time they didn’t get along well, but over time they found each other more and more. They finally got along so well that two years later they competed against other couples as partners on the RTL+ show “Couple Challenge”.
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With his TV appearances, Dominic had created many fans. Most recently, he had built up a fan base with more than 26,000 followers. Participation in “Prince Charming” was his breakthrough.
The 34-year-old fought for the heart of Nicolas Puschmann (31) in the first season of the gay dating show and made it to the final. However, he was eliminated there because Nicolas had chosen Lars Tönsfeuerborn (32).
Dominic Smith found his footing in nature
“Silent sympathy” by Nicolas Puschmann
But Dominic didn’t make it to the final for nothing. He once aroused great feelings in Nicolas. It is also he who lit a virtual candle in his Instagram story on Tuesday evening and made it clear that it was about “silent sympathy”. Nicolas heard that a person “whom I was able to get to know more intensively has left us”.
With his gesture he wants to send energy to the sky. He hopes that person up there will find peace now. It was unclear whether he was also referring to Dominic. He didn’t give a name.
Martin remained with a short text: “Never being able to reach or see someone you really loved is an incredibly bad and painful feeling.”
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The “Prince Charming” candidate Aaron Königs (27) reported a few hours later in his story with tears in his eyes. Nicolas Ex Lars also wrote, “May the Universe take care of you.”
jungle campCandidate and “Prince Charming” candidate Manuel Flickinger (34) said he personally received the message from Dominic’s mother. “Take care and rest in peace,” he said.
Dominic reached out to his fans a month ago
Dominic last reported to his fans on June 2nd. At that time he spontaneously went to the Baltic Sea. There he was able to feel “again a deep connection and gratitude for life here on this planet”. He shared pictures and a recent selfie of himself. It shows him where he loved to be the most: in nature.
Most recently, Dominic repeatedly drew attention to his psychological problems and regularly said goodbye to his fans for a long time because the public hustle and bustle was too much for him.
What the TV personality ultimately died of has not yet been mentioned.
Cover photo: Montage: RTL, Screenshot/Instagram/dmnc_bln