Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died age 26

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Love Island star Michael Thalassitis has been found dead aged just 26.

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

He had enjoyed a successful sporting career before appearing on the reality show in 2017 and also had spells at Ebbsfleet and Welling.

Chris Hughes, who famously branded the star "muggy" after recouping with Olivia has since urged people to drop the label from his name. My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends & family.

The striker, who was dubbed "Muggy Mike" by fellow contestants on the show, reportedly passed away near his home town in Essex.

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

"A good guy, taken far too soon".

After his time on Love Island in 2017, Thalassitis continued his career on reality TV on "Celebs Go Dating" the following year.

Mike was previously a League One footballer for Margate.

We'll bring you more news on this tragic story as he have it. All my love goes out to your friends and family. The Only Way Is Essex star Ferne McCann posted: "So so so so sad".

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