Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26, his management has confirmed on Saturday night
The 26-year-old was found dead in the woods near his home in Essex and a cause of death has not been confirmed and police have not commented on his death.
Thalassitis former League One soccer player, last playing in 2017 for Margate. He appeared on the third series of hit ITV show and was dubbed “Muggy Mike” from fans after partnering with Olivia Attwood on the show.
He also appeared on Channel 4’s Celeb’s Go Dating and was dating country singer Megan McKenna until they split earlier this year.
The tributes began pouring in on social media from his friends and co-stars.
I can't believe the call I've just had. Mike, you were loved by all of the Love island family. You'll be missed so much. All my love goes out to your friends and family. Shocked.
— Tyla Rosie Carr (@TylaRosieCarr) March 16, 2019
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I genuinely can’t believe what I’m seeing here. My boy from the villa and one of my best mates from the show coming out. An absolute hero and a legend and someone I looked up to since I met him, always full of so much positivity and charisma.. One of the best people I’ve ever known taken from us far too soon, I’m heartbroken and can’t put into words how much I’m gonna miss you bro! My heart goes out to his family.. Rest in peace Magic Mike ❤️
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