Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis dies: Tyla Carr leads tributes

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis dies: Tyla Carr leads tributes

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has been found dead at the age of 26 in his home in Essex yesterday.

Mike, who appeared on Love Island 2017, was reportedly found near his home in Essex. All my love goes out to your friends and family.

Shocked fans took to social media to pay tribute to the reality TV star as the news emerged.

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

Tributes have already begun to pour in, with Love Island co-stars upset that outlets are disrespectfully using his nickname from the show in headlines.


Mike, who was just 26, appeared on the 2017 version of the ITV2 dating show.

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

A source told OK! online: "It's true".

Mike's passing is the second tragic Love Island death, following Sophie Gradon's suicide a year ago.

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

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