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The death of Harry Derbidge’s ex Rhys Alan Smith’s death is not being treated as suspicious, reports claim.
Rhys, the former boyfriend of The Only Way Is Essex star Harry, was found dead in his home in Tenerife in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The ITVBe show’s cast was left heartbroken and flooded social media with tributes to Rhys, including one from Harry, 27, who shared his upset over the tragedy.
Now, Spanish police sources are said to have told how officers were called to an address in Granadilla de Abona in the south of the island in the early hours of Thursday 22 April, but there were “no obvious signs of violence”.
TOWIE star Harry Derbidge 'in tears and devastated' as former boyfriend Rhys Alan Smith dies
TOWIE’s Harry Derbidge breaks silence as he shares heartbreak over ex Rhys Alan Smith’s death
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The insider told the Mirror: “The alarm was raised around 3.50am. A man was confirmed as being dead at the address officers went to in Granadilla de Abona.
“An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death is still ongoing and a report has been sent to a local court coordinating the probe.
“But there were no obvious signs of any violence and at this stage the death is not being treated as suspicious or the result of a crime.”
OK! online has contacted Tenerife Police for comment.
It comes after Harry broke his silence to pay tribute to Rhys in an emotional Instagram post.
Harry, who is said to be devastated over Rhys' death, shared three photos of himself with Rhys, including smiling selfies of the pair and a snap of Harry and Rhys stood in front of a stunning backdrop of the sea.
As he shared a touching tribute with his 118,000 followers, Harry admitted his shock over the tragic news in the caption.
He began with: “I can’t believe I’m even writing this” followed by a broken heart emoji.
Harry continued: “Rhys was such a big part of my life and I will never forget the memories we shared together. He was the most caring and thoughtful man and this news has truly broken my heart,” next to another broken heart emoji.
TOWIE star Harry added: “My thoughts right now are with he’s family, mum, brother, sister, nieces, nephews, Nan and all he’s friends”, [sic] as he placed a third broken heart emoji alongside his words.
Addressing his shock again, Harry added: “I still can’t believe this is true. RIP Rhys, I will never forget you,” before ending the caption with a white heart emoji and dove emoji.
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Harry turned off the option for other Instagram users to comment on the post, but the pictures received thousands of likes from his followers.
TOWIE star Harry and Rhys dated in 2013. Bobby Norris later confirmed his romance with Harry in December 2013, but in January 2014, Harry insisted they were not in an official relationship.
At the time Harry confessed to cheating on Bobby with Rhys during a dramatic episode of TOWIE.
However, the drama recently resurfaced as Bobby, 34, and Harry clashed on screen as the Celebrity Brushes owner claimed he didn’t cheat on Bobby – insisting they were not together at the time of the alleged cheating – but did not name his ex Rhys on the ITVBe show.
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