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Love Island's Michael Thalassitis has died, aged 26

16 March 2019

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26 years old near his home in Essex, according to reports. Mike, you were love by all the Love island family.

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

The Love Island star's body was reportedly found in woods near his Essex home. You'll be missed so much.

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The star was found dead in a forest in his hometown in Essex today, fans have taken to social media to pay tributes.

Chris Hughes, who was good friends with Mike wrote: "His name wasn't Muggy Mike".

Tributes have been flooding in from Mike's celebrity friends following the news of his death.

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Thalassitis had a successful sports career starting in 2011 before appearing on Love Island in 2017 and retiring from soccer that year.

His thousands of followers have shared their thoughts and prayers with Mike's family.

Mike shared a relationship with TOWIE star Megan McKenna, however the pair split earlier this year.

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Love Island's Michael Thalassitis has died, aged 26