Reality TV star dies at 26

Footballer and Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis

Footballer and Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has died aged 26, his management has confirmed.

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

After finding fame on Love Island, Mike remained in the public eye and appeared on the 2018 series of Celebs Go Dating.

Writing on Twitter, the Cleaning Up star, 37, said she had been left feeling ill by the news of the reality star's death.

"I can't believe the call I've just had". "My boy from the villa and one of my best mates from the show coming out".

Dom revealed: "You get a psychological evaluation before and after you go on the show but hands down once you are done on the show you don't get any support unless you're number one".

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Fellow Love Island contestant Chris Hughes tweeted: "His name wasn't Muggy Mike". Please stop brandishing that. "A good guy, taken far, far too soon", Hughes said.

Love Island host Caroline Flack said: "Mike. you were a total gentleman". I won't forget that ... it's so so sad will be missed.

Prior to his TV career, Mike was a semi-professional soccer player who played for the Chelmsford City F.C. and St. Albans City F.C. "My heart breaks for your family RIP MikeThalassitis".

The statement read: "As you have all heard of the sudden passing of Danny Cutts, his close group of friends have decided on starting a go fund me page to help take the added stress of having to pay for the return of his body and funeral expenses off of his family".

"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".

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