Mike Thalassitis, best known for his stint on the 2017 season of 'Love Island', has died at the age of 26.
Chris Hughes, who appeared on 'Love Island' opposite Thalassitis, shared the news via Twitter and was later confirmed by the reality TV star's reps.
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
Thalassitis, prior to joining 'Love Island', was a professional footballer and had last played football for regional side Margate. Thalassitis also had caps for the Cypriot Under 19 and Under 21 national teams.
I can't believe the call I've just had. Mike, you were loved by all of the Love island family. You'll be missed so much. All my love goes out to your friends and family. Shocked.
— Tyla Rosie Carr (@TylaRosieCarr) March 16, 2019
Fellow 'Love Island' contestants Lauryn Goodman and Tyla Carr shared their condolences on Twitter. No further details have been announced regarding his passing.