Mike Thalassitis: Former Love Island star dies aged 26

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Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has been found dead at the age of 26 in his home in Essex yesterday.

According to the Daily Mail Online, tributes began pouring in for the ITV star after he was reportedly found dead in a forest near his Essex home.

He starred on season three of the ITV show in the summer of 2017 after enjoying a six year career as a footballer.

Mike did not enter the villa until partway into the series.

She added: "My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends & family".

Speaking on Twitter he said: "His name wasn't Muggy Mike".

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis during his time at Margate FC
Love Island star Mike Thalassitis during his time at Margate FC

"A good guy, taken far too soon".

Although Mike didn't leave Love Island with a long-term girlfriend, he soon found love with Megan Mckenna, before the pair split previous year. You'll be missed so much.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.

Thalassitis had a successful sports career starting in 2011 before appearing on Love Island in 2017 and retiring from soccer that year.

Thalassitis was going through a turbulent, public break up with The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna.

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