Love Island's Michael Thalassitis has died, aged 26

Love Island's Michael Thalassitis has died, aged 26

Mike was a semi-professional footballer and one of his old teams, Chelmsford City FC, has paid tribute to the sportsman.

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

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

Fellow Love Island star Chris Hughes described him as a "good guy" and called on the public to drop the "Muggy" title. All my love goes out to your friends and family.

The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann posted: "So so so so sad".

He wrote on Twitter: "His name wasn't Muggy Mike".

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

Olivia Buckland also spoke out, adding: "His name is Mike Thalassitis". This is horrendous. I'm in shock.

Steven Watt, who was Mike's manager when he played for Margate, tweeted "Absolutely gutted, RIP mate". My heart is with your family. "I'm in complete shock".

"In absolute shock. Mike Thalassitis your lovely self and smile will be truly missed". My honest condolences to his family.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time. "Will never be forgotten", Love Island's Kady McDermott tweeted.

"I'm lost for words", Rachel Fenton said. My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends & family.

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