Love Island star Mike Thalassitis found dead aged just 26

Love Island UK Star Mike Thalassitis Has Died At The Age Of 26

Tributes have been pouring in after the shocking news that Love Island star Michael Thalassitis was found dead on Saturday aged 26.

In a more personal message, Wootton said of Thalassitis, "Mike wasn't the lad you saw on Love Island".

He said: "Jesus that's so sad, rip mike". I just can't believe this!

One fan wrote on Twitter: "Just goes to show people can only take so much no matter how big their following".

Speaking about the dark times, she said: 'I totally had a breakdown. A good guy, taken far, far too soon'.

In response, Alex wrote: "This is what angers me the most mate! You'll be missed so much you have no idea". "My heart breaks for your family RIP MikeThalassitis".

Born in Edmonton, the Cypriot was a semi-pro footballer and played for clubs including St Albans and Chelmsford and was signed to Welling United.

A spokesman for ITV, which produces Love Island, said: "Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this awful news". Please stop brandishing that.

The Sun revealed Mike was left grief-stricken in recent days over the death of his beloved grandmother.




He also appeared in E4 reality dating series Celebs Go Dating a year ago.

"Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this bad news", a spokesperson for ITV said, "Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mike's family and friends at this very sad time".

"It's so sad... you will be missed".

During his time on reality TV, he gained the affectionate nickname "Muggy Mike" from fans.

Mike - who rose to fame on season three of Love Island - was also preparing to open a restaurant in Essex.

I have no words.

He split from his TOWIE star girlfriend Megan McKenna, 26, last year. "Our sincerest condolences go to his family & friends".

Margate FC shared a photo of him in action with the statement, 'Margate FC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of our former players, Mike Thalassitis.

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