Love Island star Michael Thalassitis found dead aged 26

17 March, 2019, 11:43 | Author: Donna Miller
  • Footballer and Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis

Essex Police have not yet released any information on his death.

A former footballer, Mike was a late arrival on the 2017 season of Love Island, which was also broadcast in Australia, and his former co-stars and ITV, the company that produces the show, have led tributes in his honour.

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

As news of Thalassitis' passing spread, reality TV stars, fans of Thalassitis, as well as his former soccer teams have taken to social media to share their grief.

Chris Hughes, who famously branded the star "muggy" after re-coupling with Olivia has since urged people to drop the label from his name. Please stop brandishing that.

"I can honestly say, Mike was thoughtful, caring and so fiercely loyal to his friends and family and really would do anything for them". You'll be missed so much. My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends and family.

Also in 2018, "Love Island" star Sophie Gradon was also found dead.

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Kady McDermott, from Love Island series 2, posted: "In absolute shock".

Mike Thalassitis was found dead at the age of 26. Will never be forgotten. "RIP", presenter Caroline Flack captioned her own post, as others shared memories of Thalassitis. I'm in shock. Mike you are going to be sorely sorely missed. "My heart breaks for your family".

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

Meanwhile, one fan wrote: "Such very bad news this evening".

Jonny Mitchell appeared on Love Island with Thalassitis, and the pair remained friends. "Life is so precious".

Stevenage FC, for whom Thalassitis began his football career, tweeted: "Everybody at #StevenageFC is shocked & saddened to hear the tragic news about former player Michael Thalassitis. Way too young. Thoughts and prayers with his friends and family".

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