Love Island's Mike "Muggy Mike" Thalassitis has passed away

scandal 18/03/2019

Love Island's Mike Thalassitis has passed away. The 26-year-old Love Island star's body was found in woods near his Essex home.

Mike was a former footballer who enjoyed a successful playing career before he found fame on the dating show in 2017.

Shocked fans took to Twitter to express their sadness at the news.

One said: "I honestly cannot believe what I am reading @MikeThalassitis has died"

Another said: "Terrible news about @MikeThalassitis thoughts are with his family and friends"

Mike's last Instagram post was on March 5, when he posted a selfie.

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

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

"Our sincerest condolences go to his family & friends."