Love Island Star Mike Thalassitis Dead at 26

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Sheridan Smith has said the death of former Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis should be a "massive wake up call".

Some also criticised the initial report for referring to Mike by the nickname he earned during his time on Love Island. Dan said he had been in contact with Mike as recently as earlier this week and that he had told him his nan has died recently.

"I genuinely can't believe what I'm seeing here", wrote Mitchell.

One fan wrote on Twitter: "Just goes to show people can only take so much no matter how big their following".

Mike Thalassitis
Mike Thalassitis

She then shared photos of the pair together and said the news had "broken" her. "I have no words".

Others took to Mike's Instagram account to pay tribute, writing "Rest in peace" below his most recent posts. I'm in shock. Mike you are going to be sorely sorely missed. My heart is with your family.

Thalassitis, a Cypriot, was born in Edmonton in London and played for clubs including St Albans and Chelmsford. Please stop brandishing that.

Thalassitis competed on the third season of the British reality show back in 2017, where he became known as "Muggy Mike".

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"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".

A spokesman for ITV, which produces Love Island, confirmed the news to the BBC in a statement on Saturday.

Thalassitis' cause of death has yet to been revealed. I can't put into words how much this hurts and doesn't feel real.

Stevenage FC, for whom Thalassitis began his football career, tweeted: "Everybody at #StevenageFC is shocked & saddened to hear the tragic news about former player Michael Thalassitis".

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He also appeared in E4 reality dating series Celebs Go Dating past year. Our thoughts and prayers are now with his family and friends. He split from The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna late a year ago.

Our thoughts go out to Thalassitis' family and loved ones during this hard time.

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