Love Island star Mike Thalassitis has been found dead near his home in Essex, his management have confirmed.
The 26-year-old was also a contestant on Celebs Go Dating and a former pro-footballer for Stevenage.
Fellow Love Island contestants Chris Hughes and Olivia Buckland were the first to pay their tributes on Twitter, saying they are in shock.
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
His name is Mike Thalassitis. All the articles how dare you not use his real name. This is horrendous. I’m in shock. Mike you are going to be sorely sorely missed. My heart is with your family. I’m in complete shock ❤️
— Olivia Bowen Buckland (@OliviaDBuck) March 16, 2019
Kem Cetinay and Amber Davies, the winners of the 2017, also tweeted theirs tribute on Twitter, calling it heartbreaking.
Such heartbreaking news. My thoughts go out to all of Mikes friends and family 💔
— Kem (@KemCetinay) March 16, 2019