Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26
Tributes have been pouring in for the reality TV star
Love Island’s Mike Thalassitis has been found dead near his hometown today.
Reports have emerged that the 26-year-old ex-Love Islander had passed in a forest in his hometown in Essex.
Mike was on the third series of Love Island and a fan favourite. He was also a semi-pro footballer. Originally from Cyprus, he played for a range of teams including St Albans and Chelmsford and is currently signed to Welling United.
Fans have been expressing their tributes over social media as the news have emerged.
Mike from love island has apparently passed away and that is honestly so sad for someone so young, no matter how thy care across #mikethalassitis
— Tom (@hurdlermiller) March 16, 2019
Completely shocked to hear that Mike Thalassitis has passed away. My thoughts are with all his family and friends. What a devastatingly sad week this has been. 💔
— Lucy Jones (@ByLucyJones) March 16, 2019
Tributes from celebrities that know Mike have poured in since the tragic news came to light:
@MikeThalassitis in utter shock, such a lovely bloke R.I.P big man 👼
— Joshua Ritchie (@ritchie_joshua) March 16, 2019
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 ❤️
— Olivia Bowen Buckland (@OliviaDBuck) March 16, 2019
Others took to Mike’s Instagram account to pay tribute, writing “Rest in peace” below his most recent posts.
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There are also reports that he was grieving the recent passing of his grandmother. Dan Wooton, The Sun’s Executive Editor wrote: “She was 94 and he had moved in to live with her because she needed a full-time carer. He assured me he was fine and was excited about the launch of his shop. There was so much in store for his future that this is truly senseless.”
Devastated to hear of the passing of Mike Thalassitis. He was a good man and this is an atrocious waste of a young life. I spoke to Mike (who loved that I would still call him Muggy) on Thursday. He was grieving the loss of his nan pic.twitter.com/SAoboDQl3D
— Dan Wootton (@danwootton) March 16, 2019
Mike was going through a tough break up with TOWIE star Megan McKenna.
We will update the story as we get more.