Love Island star Mike Thalassitis found dead aged 26

Michael Thalassitis, English soccer player who starred on reality TV show 'Love Island,' dies at 26

Love Island's Mike Thalassitis Found Dead Aged 26

Sheridan Smith has said the death of former Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis should be a "massive wake up call".

Mike, 26, came into the spotlight after being on the 2017 season of Love Island.

The 26-year-old was found in woodland near his Essex home yesterday, no official announcement on how Mr Thalassitis died has been made public at this time, despite rumours on social media.

My heart goes out to his family and friends at this hard time.

Others took to Mike's Instagram account to pay tribute, writing "Rest in peace" below his most recent posts.

Mike Thalassitis your lovely self and smile will be truly missed.

Some also criticised the initial report for referring to Mike by the nickname he earned during his time on Love Island. "A good guy, taken far, far too soon".

The former League Two footballer enjoyed a successful career in the sport before starring on Love Island in the summer of 2017.

Megan Mc Kenna and Mike had a dramatic relationship
Megan Mc Kenna and Mike had a dramatic relationship

He dated The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna before splitting up previous year, and had appeared on the series Celebs Go Dating in 2018. All the articles how dare you not use his real name. "I will miss you".

Chris Hughes took to Twitter on Saturday night to lead the tributes to his former Love Island co-star.

Singer Caroline Flack, who hosts the show, wrote, "Mike... you were a total gentleman...

I'm in complete shock", Olvia Buckland, another co-star, tweeted. My heart is with your family.

Amber Davies also said: "I am in utter shock". This is horrendous. I'm in shock.

"My thoughts are with Mike's family", Jack Fincham wrote. You were the kindest soul, you were so amusing and you had so much to live for.

James Jordan posted: "My heart goes out to his family and friends at this hard time".

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