Publicado: Sol, Marcha 17, 2019
Espectáculos | Por Manuelo Venegas

Mike Thalassitis: Love Island star dies aged 26

Mike Thalassitis: Love Island star dies aged 26

Tributes have been pouring in after the shocking news that Love Island star Michael Thalassitis was found dead on Saturday aged 26.

Prior to competing on Love Island in 2017, Thalassitis was a semi-professional soccer player in England, according to The Guardian.

News of his untimely death have hit other Love Island stars hard.

Mike had also appeared in Celebs Go Dating and was in a relationship with TOWIE's Megan McKenna before breaking up a year ago.

"Mike... you were a total gentleman..."

Fenton tweeted: "I'm lost for words". His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family and friends.

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

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Mike Thalassitis was found dead near his Essex home. I send my love and condolences to all of his friends and family at this bad time.

He was originally kicked off the show after getting involved in a love triangle but a public vote saw him return to the villa.

Alex Bowen and Rachel Fenton, who both also appeared on Love Island, tweeted their respects. All my love goes out to your friends and family. "I'm in complete shock", Olvia Buckland, another co-star, tweeted. My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends & family.

Meanwhile Stevenage FC, for whom Thalassitis began his football career, paid tribute to their former player.

And Bowen wrote: "I cant get my head round this RIP brother".

He also appeared on the reality show Celebs Go Dating in 2018.

Footballer Joel Byrom, who played with Thalassitis at Stevenage, tweeted: "Shocked and gutted to hear about this". He split from The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna late a year ago.

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