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Mike Thalassitis: Former Love Island star dies aged 26

Mike Thalassitis: Former Love Island star dies aged 26

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26 years old near his home in Essex, according to reports.

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

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

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

Steven Watt, who was Mike's manager when he played for Margate, tweeted "Absolutely gutted, RIP mate". Please stop brandishing that.

Mike also featured on Celebs Go Dating
Mike also featured on Celebs Go Dating

Mike, who appeared on Love Island 2017, was reportedly found near his home in Essex.

"His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends".

Mike first rose to fame as a contestant on Love Island.

His behaviour on the show saw him land the nickname "Muggy Mike" as well as a reputation as a reality villain. All my love goes out to your friends and family. "You'll be missed so much you have no idea". The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann posted: "So so so so sad".

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