News 16 March 2019

RIP Mike Thalassitis: ‘Love Island’ star & footballer passes away aged 26

16 March 2019

Mike Thalassitis has passed away aged 26.

The Love Island alum and star of Celebs Go Dating was found dead in a forest near his Essex home.

The cause of his untimely passing is yet to be known and Essex police are yet to confirm any findings or new information however Mike’s manager confirmed the tragic news and tributes were led by fellow Love Island star Chris Hughes on Twitter.

Formerly a footballer, Mike Thalassitis appeared on ITV’s hit reality television series Love Island in 2017 where he attempted to find love and the star was most recently linked to fellow television star Megan McKenna.

During his football career, Mike played for Chelmsford City FC as well as several other European clubs.

Tributes to the star have flooded in via social media with co-stars and friends mourning the loss of their friend.

Our thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with the family and friends of Mike during this difficult time.