Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis has been found dead, aged 26.
According to The Sun, the reality star was found in the woods near his home in Essex on Friday. The cause of death isn’t known.
Thalassitis starred in the 2017 series of the ITV’s reality dating show.
Former Love Island stars, including presenter Caroline Flack, rushed to pay tribute to Mike on social media.
In a post, Flack wrote: “Mike… you were a total gentleman… I won’t forget that … it’s so so sad …you will be missed. RIP.”
His name wasn’t Muggy Mike. Please stop brandishing that. His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family & friends. A good guy, taken far, far to soon. ????
— Chris Hughes (@chrishughes_22) March 16, 2019
Rest in peace @MikeThalassitis ???????? so so sad ????
— Javi Shephard (@javishephard) March 16, 2019
I’m shocked and extremely saddened to hear reports of the passing of @MikeThalassitis. He was extremely fun to work with and always made me smile. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP Mike
— Eden Blackman (@edenblackman) March 16, 2019
Devastated to hear of the passing of Mike Thalassitis. My heart goes out to friends and family ??
— Dr Alex (@DrAlexGeorge) March 16, 2019