Love Island Star Mike Thalassitis Found Dead Aged 26

Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis has been found dead at the age of 26.

Mike starred in the 2017 series of the show, hoping to find love in the villa along with his fellow contestants.

However, news broke today that the reality star was tragically found dead in the woods near his Essex home yesterday (March 15).

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Born in Edmonton, Mike was also a semi-pro footballer, playing for a range of teams including St Albans and Chelmsford.

After achieving fame in the Love Island villa, Mike appeared on the fourth series of Celebs Go Dating alongside Gemma Collins, London Hughes and Sam Thompson.

Shortly after the news broke, fellow stars of the show took to social media to express their condolences for the 26-year-old.

Chris Hughes, who appeared on Love Island in the same year as Mike, wrote:

His name wasn’t Muggy Mike. Please stop brandishing that. His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends. A good guy, taken far, far to soon.

Olivia Bowen Buckland re-tweeted Chris’s tweet, before writing a tribute of her own which read:

His name is Mike Thalassitis. All the articles how dare you not use his real name. This is horrendous. I’m in shock. Mike you are going to be sorely sorely missed. My heart is with your family. I’m in complete shock

Mike’s death is the second tragedy for the reality show, following the tragic death of Sophie Gradon last year.

His cause of death is not yet known.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.

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