Love Island's Michael Thalassitis has died, aged 26

Carla Harmon
March 16, 2019

The Love Island star's body was found in woods near his Essex home.

Former Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26, his management has confirmed.

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. My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends & family.

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

We'll bring you more news on this tragic story as he have it.

He penned: 'Absolutely lost for words not only made a friend in the villa but made a mate for life on the outside to!

Since news of his death broke, fans and co-stars have taken to social media to pay their tributes to the late reality star.

"RIP Muggy Mike", tweeted one fan.

The former League Two footballer enjoyed a successful career in the sport before becoming starring on Love Island in the summer of 2017. "Rest in Peace", wrote another.

Mike shared a relationship with TOWIE star Megan McKenna, however the pair split earlier this year.

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