Mike Thalassitis death: 'Grieving' Love Island star was 'desperate for true love'

Mike Thalassitis death: 'Grieving' Love Island star was 'desperate for true love'

A cause of death has not been released.

Mike was also grieving the loss of his best friend Danny Cutts who passed away on Christmas Eve past year.

Some reports have surfaced that the ex-footballer was having a hard time dealing with the death of his grandmother, who passed away a few months ago.

Love Island star and former Stevenage FC player Mike Thalassitis has been found dead - at the age of 26. "You'll be missed so much".

Mike, shot to fame in 2017 on the smash-hit ITV2 reality show.

Steven Watt, who was Mike's manager when he played for Margate, tweeted "Absolutely gutted, RIP mate". My thoughts go out to all of Mikes friends and family'.

"Everyone at ITV2 and Love Island are shocked and saddened by this awful news", a spokesperson for ITV said, "Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Mike's family and friends at this very sad time". In addition to his on-screen persona, Thatlassitis is also remembered for dating fellow reality star Megan McKenna of "The Only Way Is Essex".

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Taking to Twitter, Amber Davies wrote, 'I am in utter shock.

"His name wasn't Muggy Mike", he tweeted. "My heart breaks for your family".

Chris Hughes said: "His name wasn't Muggy Mike".

"I'm shocked and extremely saddened to hear reports of the passing of [Mike Thalassitis]". I feel so lucky as a man to have had a strong support network around me and a passion for something before love island. Another one gone too young.

Host of Love Island, Caroline Flack, shared her condolences, saying he was a "total gent". The show is very similar to Bachelor In Paradise where singles come to the island to find love, romance and enjoy some steamy hook-ups.

"All at the club wish to express our deepest sympathies to all the family and friends of Michael, which include many of our past and current playing and management staff".

The original British version of ITV's Love Island launched in 2005, and was revived in 2015.

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