Mike Thalassitis death: Love Island fans call for show to be 'CANCELLED'

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Michael Thalassitis, English soccer player who starred on reality TV show 'Love Island,' dies at 26

Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has passed away at the age of 26.

Sources claim the reality star was found dead in Essex yesterday.

Mike was a late entry to the Love Island villa in the 2017 series and briefly coupled up with Olivia Attwood to begin with. His most successful spell during his sporting career came during the 2012/13 season, when he scored seven goals in 19 appearances for Boreham Wood.

A number of celebrities have paid tribute to the reality star since hearing the news. Please stop brandishing that.

"I am absolutely in shock of the news". I just can't believe this! An absolute hero and a legend and someone I looked up to since I met him, always full of so much positivity and charisma.

"Mike you are going to be sorely sorely missed".

His cause of death is not yet known. "My heart breaks for your family RIP MikeThalassitis".

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She added: "My heart and soul and love goes out to his friends & family". I won't forget that.it's so sad.you will be missed.

Thalassitis also appeared on the reality show Celebs Go Dating in 2018.

Referencing Thalassitis' nickname "Muggy Mike" - which The Guardian reports he earned after partnering with fellow Love Island contestant Chris Hughes' girlfriend - Hughes urged fans not to disrespect his friend's memory.

James Jordan posted: "My heart goes out to his family and friends at this hard time".

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

"My thoughts are with Mike's family", Jack Fincham wrote.

"Everyone connected with Ebbsfleet United is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of our former striker Michael Thalassitis", the statement reads. I send my love and condolences to all of his friends and family at this terrible time.

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