Love Island Star Mike Thalassitis Dead at 26

Footballer and Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis

Footballer and Love Island contestant Mike Thalassitis

Love Island star and former Margate FC footballer Mike Thalassitis has died at the age of 26.

Love Island fans are reeling from the awful news that one of its stars from the 2017 run of the series has died.

Tributes have been flooding in from Mike's celebrity friends following the news of his death.

He dated The Only Way Is Essex star and country singer Megan McKenna until they split earlier this year. I'm in shock. Mike you are going to be sorely sorely missed. I can't put into words how much this hurts and doesn't feel real. His name was Mike Thalassitis, and every inch of my heart goes out to his family and friends. I just can't believe this!

Some also criticised the initial report for referring to Mike by the nickname he earned during his time on Love Island.

He also appeared on Channel 4's "Celebs Go Dating" in 2018.

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"My boy from the villa and one of my best mates from the show coming out. My heart breaks for your family RIP MikeThalassitis".

Alex Bowen and Rachel Fenton, who both also appeared on Love Island, tweeted their respects. "Way too young. Thoughts and prayers with his friends and family".

The statement read: "As you have all heard of the sudden passing of Danny Cutts, his close group of friends have decided on starting a go fund me page to help take the added stress of having to pay for the return of his body and funeral expenses off of his family".

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

Fenton tweeted: "I'm lost for words".

And Bowen wrote: "I cant get my head round this RIP brother". He split from The Only Way Is Essex star Megan McKenna late previous year.




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