Tributes flow as Bride and Prejudice star dies suddenly aged 26

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Milly and Micah stared on Bride and Prejudice in 2019. Photo: Channel Seven

Tributes have begun to flow after the shock death of Bride and Prejudice star Micah Downey aged 26.

His ex-fiancee from the Channel Seven reality TV show Milly Johnson took to Instagram to share the tragic news on Tuesday.

“On the 28 December 2019 Micah Patrick Downey passed away,” she wrote, sharing a photo of Micah with a guitar.

“I am struggling to put into words how sad & heartbreaking this is. I just hope he is at peace wherever he is & that he will always be watching over his babies. A bad, bad dream.

“I can’t believe you’re not here. Rest In Peace Micah.”

Micah had a son Julian and the couple have another child on the way, due this month, before his sudden death.

The pair were not together anymore after cutting ties while filming the show, with Milly revealing on Instagram afterwards they “rarely spoke” after Micah moved back to America.

Channel Seven also shared a statement on the tragic news.

“The team at Bride and Prejudice is devastated by the news of the loss of Micah Downey. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time,” it read.

Photo: Instagram/MillyJohnson

Fellow participants from the reality TV show’s most recent season, as well as previous season’s also shared their thoughts and tributes online.

“We love you so much, Milly. We will always be there for you no matter what you need. Micah will be watching over you and your boys always remember that,” 2019 co-star Tori Ciseau said on Instagram.

“Sorry for your loss. Wish you all the best,” Seyat Abazovski, from the show’s second season in 2018, commented.

The cause of death is unknown, according to the Daily Mail.

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