Love Island's Michael Thalassitis has died, aged 26

Michael Thalassitis, English soccer player who starred on reality TV show 'Love Island,' dies at 26

British Love Island star and former soccer player Mike Thalassitis has been found dead at 26.

Sheridan Smith has said Mike Thalassitis" death should be a "massive wake-up call' and has called for change. The cause of his death is not yet known and police are yet to release any information. That same year, he appeared on Love Island Season 3 and later took part in Channel 4's Celebs Go Dating last year.

Prior to his reality TV appearances, Mike was a professional footballer and played for numerous league and non-league clubs.

He had previously been in a relationship with country singer Megan McKenna, who was a star in The Only Way Is Essex.

Mike was also grieving the loss of his best friend Danny Cutts who passed away on Christmas Eve a year ago. Various reports from the United Kingdom on March 16 confirmed that Thalassitis had tragically passed away, in addition to social media posts from his co-stars.

Thalassitis' fans and co-stars took to social media to offer their condolences.

"I genuinely can't believe what I'm seeing here", he wrote alongside a picture of the two.

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He found fame on the 2017 series of the ITV competitive dating show, earning the nickname "Muggy Mike" after partnering with fellow islander Chris Hughes' girlfriend Olivia Attwood. I won't forget that.it's so sad.you will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends at this time. Please stop brandishing that.

"His name wasn't Muggy Mike", he tweeted. All the articles how dare you not use his real name.

"I am absolutely in shock of the news". Mike you are going to be sorely sorely missed. "My heart breaks for your family". He was extremely fun to work with and always made me smile.

"Wow feel bad for the argument I had with that lad!" Another one gone too young.

Love Island host Caroline Flack dubbed him a "total gentleman" in her post about him on Instagram. "My thoughts go out to all of Mike's friends and family".

Jessica Shears added: "In complete shock, was lucky enough to get to know Mike, he was the loveliest guy".

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