Love Island star Michael Thalassitis found in woods dead aged 26

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis dies: Tyla Carr leads tributes

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

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

The 26-year-old star was best known for appearing in Love Island in 2017.

Chris Hughes, who famously branded the star "muggy" after recouping with Olivia has since urged people to drop the label from his name.

"His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends".

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Thalassitis, commonly known as "Muggy Mike", hosted a night at Fever and Boutique in Exeter a year ago. "My thoughts go out to all of Mikes friends and family".

Former Love Island star Tyla Rosie Carr also spoke out about the news.

Mike was a semi-professional footballer and one of his old teams, Chelmsford City FC, has paid tribute to the sportsman. You'll be missed so much.

Thalassitis was going through a turbulent, public break up with The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna.

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