Jake McLean is laid to rest in supercar-themed funeral

Jake McLean is laid to rest: Emotional Lauren Goodger joins former TOWIE co-star James Argent to pay her respects at ex-boyfriend’s supercar-themed funeral after he was killed in a horror crash in Turkey

  •  The 33-year-old was laid to rest at St Thomas of Canterbury church in Essex on Tuesday in a supercar-themed funeral
  • His ex girlfriend, TOWIE star Lauren Goodger was among the mourners who watched the funeral procession, which was led by the hearse decorated with a Lamborghini emblem 
  • Jake, 33, and his TOWIE star girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, 31, were in a car which plunged 70ft off a cliff in Bodrum, Turkey on Sunday July 3, killing Jake and leaving her badly injured 
  • Yazmin reportedly fears being banned from the funeral over tensions with his family. It has been claimed that the couple had a blazing row at a nightclub shortly before the car crash

Jake McLean was laid to rest at St Thomas of Canterbury church in Essex on Tuesday in a supercar-themed funeral.

His ex girlfriend, TOWIE star Lauren Goodger was among the mourners who watched the funeral procession, which was led by the hearse decorated with a floral arrangement in the shape of a Lamborghini emblem.

Jake, 33, and his TOWIE star girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, 31, were in a car which plunged 70ft off a cliff in Bodrum, Turkey on Sunday July 3, killing Jake and leaving her badly injured.

Funeral: Jake McLean was laid to rest at St Thomas of Canterbury church in Essex on Tuesday in a supercar-themed funeral


Friends: His ex girlfriend, TOWIE star Lauren Goodger was among the mourners alongside her former co-star James Argent

The funeral was escorted by supercars and expensive luxury vehicles, while Jake’s family and friends covered the cars in a Lamborghini floral arrangement and large ‘Jakey’ ‘Cuzzy’ and ‘Son’ designs in white flowers.

A large photo of a smiling Jake was placed in the back of the hearse.

A visibly emotional Lauren, who dated Jake from 2012 to 2016, dressed in white for the service. The black eye she received in an alleged assault on the day of her baby daughter’s funeral earlier this month was clearly visible.

TOWIE stars James ‘Arg’ Argent and Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell were also among the guests, who were all asked to wear either black or white.  

Fatal crash: Jake, 33, and his TOWIE star girlfriend Yazmin Oukhellou, 31, (pictured) were in a car which plunged 70ft off a cliff in Bodrum, Turkey on Sunday July 3, killing Jake and leaving her badly injured

Jake’s girlfriend Yazmin reportedly fears being banned from the funeral over tensions with his family. 

It has been claimed that the couple had a blazing row at a nightclub shortly before the car crash, something which Jake’s mum Anita Walsh told Turkish authorities she believed could have played a role in her son’s death. 

However Yazmin, who was seriously injured, has insisted there was no argument.

A source told The Sun: ‘It has become difficult for all involved. Yaz’s biggest fear is being asked not to go to the funeral and not getting to say goodbye to Jake.

Supercars: The funeral was escorted by supercars and expensive luxury vehicles, while Jake’s family and friends covered the cars in a Lamborghini floral arrangement and large ‘Jakey’ ‘Cuzzy’ and ‘Son’ designs in white flowers


Car fan: A black and gold Lamborghini emblem decorated one of the cars while a large photo of a smiling Jake was placed in the back of the hearse

Laid to rest: Pallbearers carefully carried a white coffin decorated with white and cream flowers into the church 

‘It has been a devastating time for Jake’s family. His death is still so raw for everyone involved.

‘With time it’s hoped they can come together and mourn their loss. But for now it is a fractured relationship.’

MailOnline has contacted a representative for Yazmin for further comment.

Yazmin told how she’s ‘scarred for life’ following the horror car crash.

The reality star suffered serious injuries to her arm with doctors telling Yazmin it’s a ‘miracle’ she’s still alive. 

Breaking her silence following her arrival back home, Yazmin admitted: ‘This will live with me forever’ as she processed what happened.


Tearful: Lauren was visibly emotional after a tough few weeks. She was allegedly assaulted on the day of her baby daughter’s funeral earlier this month, with her eye injuries on show 

Grieving: The mourners were either dressed in black or white in accordance with the family’s wishes


Difficult: It’s been a difficult time for Lauren, after her baby daughter Lorena tragically died last month, and just weeks later she was ‘attacked’ on the day of her baby’s funeral

Tribute: TOWIE favourite Lauren previously paid tribute to her ex boyfriend of four years 

In an interview with The Sun, an emotional Yazmin told how she struggled to comprehend how she survived the crash and Jake didn’t, with medics telling her that she’s an ‘angel’ as people do not tend to survive the ‘notorious’ crash location.

The traumatised star is also unable to sleep without her mother Lisa by her side since her ordeal.

She said: ‘I severed an artery and a nerve, that’s why I bled so much. The doctors called me an angel, a miracle, because it’s a notorious spot and people have never survived. Now I’m just wondering how the hell did my partner die while I’ve survived? It’s made me look at life totally differently.

Yazmin continued: ‘I am definitely going to need therapy for a while, and I’m going to try some in-patient treatment too. I know this will live with me forever, I need to take it slowly.’ 

In addition to therapy, Yazmin may also need plastic surgery as she’s been left with ‘permanent scarring’, with UK doctors warning she may never have the full use of her right arm.

Friends: Arg dressed in an unbuttoned black shirt as he stood with friends outside the church in Essex

Arriving: He was in attendance alongside several other stars to bid farewell to Jake, after he was tragically killed in a car crash month in Turkey

The TV personality deliberately broke her trapped arm to escape the crash and rush for help – while Jake lay unconscious.

She said of the prospect: ‘I could have been like Jake and not survived so I’m just very grateful and lucky that if that’s the worst case ­scenario, I will deal with it as best I can. The scarring that I have is awful so I will always have that as a reminder. But at least I’m still alive.’

As she continues to recover from the terrifying experience, Yazmin told how her emotions are ‘very up and down’ as she processes the grief of losing Jake.

She detailed how she had lost relatives in the past, including her beloved Nan last year, but no one who she’s loved in an ‘intimate way’, admitting it’s ‘very difficult’.

TOWIE friends: Liam ‘Gatsby’ Blackwell was also among the guests. Jake was friends with the cast of the ITV2 show through his four-year relationship with Lauren

Mourning: Donning a white ensemble, Lauren was supported as she arrived at Jake’s funeral

Amid her recovery, Yazmin is staying clear of ‘social settings’ and will not be logging on to social media, while she’s also changed her phone number.

She emphasised that her ‘focus’ is just to get herself well again and to deal with what happened to her and Jake, adding that her on-off beau was the only person she felt ‘a love like that for’.

The beauty went on to say that the ordeal will ‘stay with me for life’ before remarking that she loved Jake, whom she travelled across the world to be with, ‘so hard’. 

Following the crash, Yazmin was forced to break her own arm to escape the car and find help, admitting she had ‘no choice’ but to take the drastic action. 

Drive on: A line of luxury cars were seen making their way to the church for the occasion, with a bouquet recreation of the Lamborghini emblem placed on top of the Hearse

A line of cars: A Rolls Royce led the procession of vehicles, followed by a Jaguard, another Rolls Royce and several more Jaguars as they made their way to the church where mourners were gathering to bid farewell to Jake

At the time Yazmin didn’t realise she had opened an artery but revealed she was covered in blood as she lay upside down in the car. 

Yazmin said she convinced herself that Jake was still alive as she ran to the top of the bank they has rolled down and screamed for help.  

Luckily, a man walking his dog found her instantly and rushed down to the car to help, but sadly it was already too late as Yazmin said she couldn’t feel Jake’s pulse.

Yazmin said the grief and shock have left her needing therapy and she hasn’t left her mother Lisa’s side since the accident.

The reality star also confirmed that the couple were currently off, but she flew out to Turkey in the hope they could reconcile and recalled how the trip made things ‘perfect’ between them.

The television personality had been on holiday with Jake in the resort of Bodrum where the terrifying incident took place.

Jake and Yazmin were driving in a blue Mercedes E class saloon along a windy, mountainous road between the coastal city of Bodrum and the seaside town of Yalikavak as they returned from a night out.

The crash took place at around 4.30am and investigators have established that the car hurtled around 70 feet over a left turn bend and landed in a ravine almost 30 feet below.

Jake was pronounced dead at the scene while Yazmin was rushed to hospital, where she underwent treatment for her injured arm.

After the crash, she clambered through thick, thorny bushes to stop a passing motorist for help. 


Sad: TOWIE’s Sam Mucklow, (left) led the tributes to good friend Jake on the day of his funeral on Tuesday after his close friend lost his life in horror crash in Turkey on July 3

A look back: Sam then posted a group shot from a night out, writing: ‘The day has come that we lay you to rest in paradise Jake and celebrate your life’ [sic]

RIP: Sam shared a gallery of images of happy times with Jake 

A source told MailOnline last week that Yazmin has been left heartbroken: ‘Yaz is unable to feel any sense of relief because her heart has been ripped in two over Jake’s death. 

‘She still can’t come to terms with what has happened.’

Jake was driving at the time of the crash. Yazmin suffered serious injuries but pulled herself from the wreckage to get help. 

Her mother flew out to support her daughter during her recovery at Bodrum’s Acibadem Hospital in the days after the crash before bringing her home. 

Meanwhile MailOnline understands that Yazmin could face a police quiz in upcoming days amid reports about the moments leading up to the crash.

Shocking: Jake died after crashing his car off a road near the party resort of Bodrum, in Turkey

According to reports she was arguing with Jake as their car crashed.

The claims were made by his mum, Anita Walsh, who raised her concerns with prosecutors investigating the crash that killed her son in Bodrum, Turkey.

Anita told prosecutors that Jake would not have lost control of the car as it flew off a bend on a mountainous road because of his driving expertise.

An Assistant Prosecutor who cannot be named under Turkish Law told MailOnline on July 6: ‘We have spoken with Jake’s mother and she has told us that something was going on in the car that distracted him.

‘She does not believe that this accident was caused by his poor driving. She said that he is a very skilled and experienced driver and would not have lost control of the car like this.’

Injury: Yazmin reportedly fears being banned from the funeral over tensions with his family. It has been claimed that the couple had a blazing row at a nightclub shortly before the car crash, something which Jake’s mum Anita Walsh told Turkish authorities she believed could have played a role in her son’s death

Prosecutors are investigating whether Jake was drink-driving. The on-off couple were thought to have argued outside a club at 3am, shortly before Sunday’s crash.

Jake and Yazmin are thought to have got together in May last year before she revealed their relationship on Instagram in December in a clip that showed the pair kissing.

But she split from him just a month later after he was reportedly caught ‘acting single’ while on a holiday in Dubai and leaving a club alone with Love Island ex Ellie Jones.

The pair were still thought to be split up when the crash happened on Sunday July 3. Friends say they are unsure what the pair were doing together in Turkey, but may have been there to sign some kind of business deal. 

A source told MailOnline: ‘It’s a complete tragedy and a total loss of life. Everyone is in shock and hoping Yazmin makes a full recovery.

Heartbreak: Jake and Yazmin are thought to have got together in May last year before she revealed their relationship on Instagram in December in a clip that showed the pair kissing

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